Abstract

Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Leaf Extract of Asparagus Racemosus Willd

Author(s): G. R. Battu and B. M. Kumar

The aim of the present study was to explore the effect of leaf extract of Asparagus racemosus for its anti-inflammatory effect. Study on ethanol extract from the leaves of Asparagus racemosus Willd. of Indian origin revealed that ethanol extract displayed marked anti-inflammatory effect at a dose of 600 mg/kg causing a maximum inhibition of about 46 % in paw oedema induced by carrageenan. Phytochemical screening of the ethanol extract of leaves of Asparagus racemosus revealed that sterols and flavonoids type of compounds might be possibly responsible for the anti-inflammatory activity of the extract, which supports the folk medicinal utilization of this plant.


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