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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 169-173

Anti - inflammatory and analgesic activity of Anacardium occidentale leaf extracts

College of Pharmacy, Gangapur Road, Nashik 422 002, India

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The extracts of the dried leaves of Anacardium occidentale  were screened for anti-inflammatory activity using carrageenan induced rat paw edema model. The petroleum ether and chloroform extract and acetone soluble fraction of methanolic extract showed 57.14%, 47.61% and 61.90% inhibition of paw edema respectively. Acetone soluble extract showed better activity than petroleum either and chloroform extracts.

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