ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT OF AMOMUM SUBULATUM ROXB. FRUITS EXTRACTAbstract
Inflammatory diseases including different types of rheumatic diseases are a major and worldwide problem. Now a day’s, world population moves towards herbal remedies for treatment. Several edible plants parts are used in traditional medicine for the treatment of inflammatory conditions. Amomum subulatum Roxb (Zingiberaceae), commonly known as large cardamom, is traditionally used for several medicinal purpose in India. The present study assessed anti-inflammatory activity of its fruits extracts (methanolic and aqueous) at a dose of 250 mg/kg and 500 mg/kg against carrageenan induced paw edema in rats. Both the extracts were able to show a dose dependent anti-inflammatory activity with compared to ibuprofen as a standard.
Gopal Kumar*, Baby Chauhan and Mohammed Ali
Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi-110062, India
06 August, 2012
09 October, 2012
29 November, 2012
01 December, 2012