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