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Evaluation of the analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities of methanolic extracts of the leaves of Averrhoa bilimbi leaves

Mohammad Nurul Amin

Mohammad Nurul Amin
. Email: amin.pharma07@gmail.com
Online First: January 15, 2019 | Cite this Article
Amin, M. 2019. Evaluation of the analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities of methanolic extracts of the leaves of Averrhoa bilimbi leaves. Discovery Phytomedicine 6(1): 12-15. DOI:10.15562/phytomedicine.2019.77


Objectives: This study was aimed to investigate the analgesic and anti-inflammatory activi­ties of crude methanolic extract Averrhoa bilimbi leaves.

Materials and Methods: Methanolic extracts of Averrhoa bilimbi leaves with different concentration were tested for an­algesic activity in mouse model by acetic acid induced writhing and anti-inflammatory effect was tested by carrageenan induced paw edema model

Results: The extract, at 400 mg/kg, showed higher analgesic activity (67.51%) against acetic acid induced pain in mice while the standard ref­erence drug Diclofenac sodium exhibited 64.33% activity at 10 mg/kg dose. The anti-inflammatory effect of the extract was comparable to reference drug Ibuprofen and the effect was sustained for 2-4 hr.

Conclusion: Methanolic extractof Averrhoa bilimbi leaves have moderate analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

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