AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY TO EVALUATE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY OF MURIVENNA IN WISTAR ALBINO RATSAbstract
Murivenna is a taila (oil) which is widely used in South-Indian practices for external application in many of the localized conditions such as trauma, inflammation of joint, fracture, joint dislocation, wound, etc. Taila (Oil) is considered best for vatahara action. Vata is the main dosha involved in shopha (inflammation); this is a suitable taila (oil) that works in the treatment of shopha (inflammation). Materials and Methods: Murivenna was prepared as per the guidelines of Trivandrum Pharmacopeia and Ayurveda Formulary of India with genuine drugs. A later experimental study was conducted in acute and chronic inflammation using Carrageenan-induced paw edema and cotton pellet granuloma pouch method in acute and chronic inflammatory study, respectively. The data were analyzed statistically using a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) followed by multiple comparison Dunnett’s test as a post hoc test. Result: The results indicate the presence of significant anti-inflammatory activity in the experimental model representing acute inflammation and non-significant effect in chronic inflammation. But there is a decrease in the granuloma formation, which suggests that Murivenna can be given in granuloma condition. Conclusion: Murivenna retains anti-inflammatory activity in acute inflammation than in chronic.
V. V. Nair, A. Mohanan and A. K. Mishra *
Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana (Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacy), Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam, Kerala, India.
24 October 2019
24 March 2020
26 March 2020
01 October 2020