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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120-126

Anti - inflammatory and analgesic properties of the leaves of Tamarindus indicus

Department of Pharmacology, Medical college, Trivandrum 695 001, India

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Ajith Thomas
Department of Pharmacology, Medical college, Trivandrum 695 001
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The ethanolic extract of the leaves of Tamarindus indicus  was investigated for its anti inflammatory and analgesic actions. The anti inflammatory activity was studied using carrageenin induced hind paw edema in rats and analgesic activity using chemical writhing test and tail clip method in mice and tail flick method yin rats. Test drug exhibited significant dose dependent anti inflammatory and analgesic and analgesic actions and found to be not superior to that of acetyl acid.

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