Analgesic and antipyretic effects of Sansevieria trifasciata leaves

  • JA Sunilson
  • P Jayaraj
  • R Varatharajan
  • J Thomas
  • J James
  • M Muthappan
Keywords: Sansevieria trifasciata, Analgesic activity, Antipyretic activity.


The ethanol and water extracts of Sansevieria trifasciata leaves showed dose-dependent and significant (P < 0.05) increase in pain threshold in tail-immersion test. Moreover, both the extracts (100 – 200 mg/kg) exhibited a dose-dependent inhibition of writhing and also showed a significant (P < 0.001) inhibition of both phases of the formalin pain test. The ethanol extract (200 mg/kg) significantly (P < 0.01) reversed yeast-induced fever. Preliminary phytochemical screening of the extracts showed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, glycosides, terpenoids, tannins, proteins and carbohydrates.

Keywords: Sansevieria trifasciata , Analgesic activity, Antipyretic activity.


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