Ancient Science of Life

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Year
: 1990  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122--125

Anti-inflammatory and mast cell protective effect of ficus religiosa


S Viswanathan, P Thirugnanasambantham, M Kannappa Reddy, S Narasimhan, G Anantha Subramaniam 
 Medicinal Chemistry Research Centre, Institute of Pharmacology, Madras Medical College, Madras - 3, India

Correspondence Address:
S Viswanathan
Medicinal Chemistry Research Centre, Institute of Pharmacology, Madras Medical College, Madras - 3
India

The aqueous extract of bark of Ficus religiosa was prepared and investigated for its anti-inflammatory effect and for its protective effect on mast cells against degranulation. A significant anti-inflammatory effect was observed in both acute and chronic models of inflammation. The extract also protected mast cells from degranulation induced by various degranulatiors. The observed anti-inflammatory and mast cell protective effect may be responsible for the beneficial effect of Ficus religiosa in kumkum dermatitis and other inflammatory conditions.


How to cite this article:
Viswanathan S, Thirugnanasambantham P, Reddy M K, Narasimhan S, Subramaniam G A. Anti-inflammatory and mast cell protective effect of ficus religiosa.Ancient Sci Life 1990;10:122-125


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Viswanathan S, Thirugnanasambantham P, Reddy M K, Narasimhan S, Subramaniam G A. Anti-inflammatory and mast cell protective effect of ficus religiosa. Ancient Sci Life [serial online] 1990 [cited 2022 Sep 28 ];10:122-125
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