Ancient Science of Life

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Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 36--40

Antitussive activity of ethanolic extract of Curcuma aromaticarhizomes on sulfur dioxide induced cough in mice


GD Marina1, TR Prashith Kekuda2, SJ Sudarshan2 
1 K.L.E.S College of Pharmacy, Vidyanagar, Hubli, India
2 Department of Microbiology, S.R.N.M.N College of Applied Sciences, Shimoga, India

Correspondence Address:
G D Marina
K.L.E.S College of Pharmacy, Vidyanagar, Hubli
India

Ethanolic extract of rhizomes of Curcuma aromatica  (Zingiberaceae) was investigated for its antitussive effect on Sulfur dioxide induced cough model in mice. The extract exhibited significant antitussive activity in a dose dependant manner. The activity was compared with the prototype antitussive agent codeine phosphate. The ethanolic extract at the dose of lOOmg. 200mg and 400mg/kg body weight, po, showed 68%, 74% and 79% of inhibition of cough with respect to control group.


How to cite this article:
Marina G D, Prashith Kekuda T R, Sudarshan S J. Antitussive activity of ethanolic extract of Curcuma aromaticarhizomes on sulfur dioxide induced cough in mice.Ancient Sci Life 2008;27:36-40


How to cite this URL:
Marina G D, Prashith Kekuda T R, Sudarshan S J. Antitussive activity of ethanolic extract of Curcuma aromaticarhizomes on sulfur dioxide induced cough in mice. Ancient Sci Life [serial online] 2008 [cited 2022 May 26 ];27:36-40
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