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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 180-184

Anti-inflammatory activities of some species of Andrographis wall. (acanthaceae)

Department of Botany, A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous), Poondi - 613 503, India

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Department of Botany, A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous), Poondi - 613 503
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The anti - inflammatory activities of the alcoholic extracts of three species of Andrographis  Wall. were assayed at a dose of 500 mg/kg body weight in Male albino rats using carrageenin induced rat paw edema. All the extracts were screened for their anti-inflammatory activities in Carrageenin induced inflammation in rats. The maximal anti-inflammatory activity was found with the alcoholic extract of Andrographis  alata Nees.

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