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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-5

Topical anti-inflammatory activity of Pinda thailam, A herbal gel formulation

Department of Pharmacognosy, Madurai Medical College, Madurai, India

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K Periyanayagam
Department of Pharmacognosy, Madurai Medical College, Madurai
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The present study aims to evaluate the topical anti-inflammatory activity of "Pinda thailam", a herbal gel formulation containing aqueous extract of roots of Rubia cordifolia (Rubiaceae) and Hemidesmus indicus (Asclepiadaceae) which are known for their anti-inflammatory activity using the technique of carrageenin induced paw oedema in albino rats. The herbal gel formulation showed significant anti-inflammatory activity comparable to the reference standard Diclofenac sodium gel.

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