ANTI NOCICEPTIVE ACTIVITY OF ARGENTUM NITRICUM, STAPHYSAGRIA, IGNATIA AMARA IN MICE IN COMPARISON WITH ACETYL SALICYLIC ACID (ASPIRIN)Abstract
Pain is a condition that is experienced by everybody in its life irrespective of humans or animals, reason could be due to any intense stimuli. It is a common phenomenon in vertebral animals similar to that felt by humans. This study was designed to determine theanalgesic activity of Argentum Nitricum, Staphysagria and Ignatia Amara in comparison with Acetyl salicylic acid. For this purpose the method of Eddy and Leimbach using heated plate analgesic apparatus was used. Administration of water to the control, standard drug and test homeopathic remedies to animals by oral route and the reaction time of animals were noted at 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180 min interval on the hot plate. In the conclusion the study proved that the argentum nitricum possess highly significant (p≤ 0.001) analgesic activity among all test remedies and is more potent than the reference drug i.e. acetyl salicylic acid.
Humera Anser * and Rahila Najam
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jinnah University For Women. Karachi, Pakistan.
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