Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Effects of Aqueous Extract of Stem Bark of Ceiba pentandra Gaertn


Anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of the aqueous extract of the stem bark of Ceiba pentandra Gaertn (Bombacaceae) were recorded in rat and mice. Inflammation was induced by carrageenan and cotton pellet. The pain was studied using analgesymeter, Koster and hot plate Methods. Aqueous extract (400 and 800 mg/kg) of Ceiba pentandra presents a significant anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity. Flavono?ds present in the extract seem to be responsible for the activity.

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Elion Itou, R. , Sanogo, R. , Etou Ossibi, A. , Nsondé Ntandou, F. , Ondelé, R. , Max Pénemé, B. , Okiémy Andissa, N. , Diallo, D. , Ouamba, J. and Abena, A. (2014) Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Effects of Aqueous Extract of Stem Bark of Ceiba pentandra Gaertn. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 5, 1113-1118. doi: 10.4236/pp.2014.512121.

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