Some pharmacological studies on cardiospermum halicacabum linn
NR Pillai, N Vijayamma
C. D. R. S. Pharmacological Unit, Dept. of Pharmacology Medical College,Trivandrum 695 011, India
N R Pillai C. D. R. S. Pharmacological Unit, Dept. of Pharmacology Medical College,Trivandrum 695 011 India
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Cardiospermum halicacabum used in Ayurveda has been investigated for various pharmacological actions in a number of experimental animal models. On central nervous system the decoction of the plant showed sedative effect. It exhibited significant analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities. The drug also showed vasadepressant activity which is considered to be transcient in nature. In vitro studies also revealed its antispasmodic effect. These findigns are in support of its use in Ayurvedic medicine.