ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES OF THE ROOT BARK OF ALSTONIA BOONEI

  • P. O. Osadebe Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria

Abstract

The anti-inflammatory properties of the root bark of Alstonia boonei, De wild (Apocynaceae) was studied using egg white-induced rat hind paw oedema as a model of acute inflammation. The alcoholic extract showed a significant protection of the paw against the induced inflammation. The result justified its use in herbal medicine for the treatment of rheumatic and breast pains.

Key Words: Astonia boonei root bark, alcoholic extract, anti-inflammatory activity, egg white-induced oedema.

[Nig. J. Nat. Prod. And Med. Vol.6 2002: 39-41]
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