ANTIPYRETIC ACTIVITY OF RUMEX NEPALENSIS ROOTS

  • Sama Venkatesh G. Pulla Reddy College of Pharmacy, Mehidipatanm, Hyderabad-500 028, India.
  • Bommineni Madhava Reddy G. Pulla Reddy College of Pharmacy, Mehidipatanm, Hyderabad-500 028, India.
  • R Dayanand Reddy G. Pulla Reddy College of Pharmacy, Mehidipatanm, Hyderabad-500 028, India.
  • Mullangi Ramesh G. Pulla Reddy College of Pharmacy, Mehidipatanm, Hyderabad-500 028, India.
Keywords: nepalensis, Polygonaceae, roots, antipyretic activity, rats

Abstract

The antipyretic effect of the hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts obtained from Rumex nepalensis (Polygonaceae) roots was investigated in rats at 500 mg/kg by oral route. The investigation results showed that hexane and methanol extracts have significant antipyretic activity. The results provide a scientific rationale for the folklore claim as an antipyretic agent.

Key Words: Rumex nepalensis; Polygonaceae; roots; antipyretic activity; rats.

Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine Vol.7 2003: 53-54

Author Biography

Mullangi Ramesh, G. Pulla Reddy College of Pharmacy, Mehidipatanm, Hyderabad-500 028, India.
Present address: Discovery Research, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., Miyapur, Hyderabad-500 050, India. Ph: 91-40-23045439, FAX: 91-40-23045438, e-mail: Mullangir@hotmail.com
Published
2004-07-23
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