Analgesic And Anti-Inflammatory Properties Of Aqueous Extract From Leaves Of Solanum torvum (Solanaceae)

  • EJ Ndebia
  • R Kamgang
  • BN Nkeh-ChungagAnye
Keywords: Analgesic, inflammation, <i>Solanum torvum</i>, writhing, Analgesy Meter.

Abstract



Solanum torvum is used in Cameroonian traditional medicine for the management of pain and inflammation. The present work assesses the pain-killing and anti-inflammatory properties of the aqueous extracts of Solanum torvum leaves. Acetic acid- and pressure- induced pains were reduced by this extract while carrageenan-induced inflammation was inhibited at various doses of the extract. The extract therefore has both analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Keywords: Analgesic, inflammation, Solanum torvum, writhing, Analgesy Meter.

African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines Vol. 4 (2) 2007: pp. 240-244
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