Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2010

ISSN Print :  0975-4407

ISSN Online :  2321-5836


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Evaluation of Anti-inflammatory Activity of leaf extract of Morinda citrifolia L. (Noni)



Address:   Khuntia Tapas Kumar1*, Panda D. S. 2, Khuntia S.3
1Department of Pharmacology, K.L.R. Pharmacy College, Paloncha, A.P., India
2Department of Pharmaceutics, Institute of Pharmacy and Technology, Salipur, Orissa 3College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Puri, Orissa
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Morinda citrifolia L. (Noni) (Rubiaceae) has been used in folk remedies by Polynesians, Indians for over 2000 years, and is reported to have a broad range of therapeutic effects, including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antitumor, analgesic, hypotensive, and immune enhancing effects. Petroleum ether extract of leaves of Morinda citrifolia L. (Noni) was studied for its in-vivo anti-inflammatory potential using carageenen induced rat paw edema and cotton pellet induced granuloma methods. The results of the study indicate that the petroleum ether extract possess significant anti-inflammatory activity at doses 150mg/kg and 300mg/kg.
KEYWORDS:
Immune enhancing, antiviral, antifungal, antitumor, granuloma
Cite:
Khuntia Tapas Kumar, Panda DS, Khuntia S. Evaluation of Anti-inflammatory Activity of leaf extract of Morinda citrifolia L. (Noni) . Research J. Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics. 2010; 2(2):195-197.
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