Some biological studies on Hypnea pannosa J. Ag.

  • F Mazhar
  • M Hasan
  • I Azhar
  • MS Ali
  • M Zubair
  • R Zahid
  • M Akram
Keywords: Hypnea pannosa, toxicity, analgesic, behavioral, anti-emetic activities, crude extract.

Abstract

The present investigation focused on studying the toxicity, analgesic, behavioral and anti-emetic activities of the ethanol extract of Hypnea pannosa. The ethanol extract caused 100% lethality at the doses of 250 and 500 mg/kg. Significant analgesic and central depressant effects were observed from 150 mg/ kg dose. The extract at 200 mg/kg dose exhibited significant anti-emetic effect, when compared to standard drug.

Key words: Hypnea pannosa, toxicity, analgesic, behavioral, anti-emetic activities, crude extract.

Published
2013-11-07
Section
Articles

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