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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