Khuntia Tapas Kumar, Panda DS, Khuntia S.
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
Volume - 2,
Issue - 2,
Year - 2010
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.
Cite this article:
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.