EVALUATION OF ANTI- INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY OF CAPPARIS GRANDIFLORA WALL. EX HOOK. F. & THOMSON IN RODENTSAbstract
Capparis grandiflora was used to treat diarrhoea and other infective disorders in folklore. The present study aims at evaluating the action of chloroform soluble fraction, ethanol soluble fraction and ether soluble fraction of the leaves of Capparis grandiflora against inflammatory diseases. The anti-inflammatory effects were investigated by employing acute inflammatory model i.e.; carrageenan-induced hind paw oedema and formaldehyde-induced hind paw oedema in rats. The ethanol soluble fraction was found to be the most potent among them which shows good anti-inflammatory response with reference to the standard drug indomethacin.