Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences

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Anti-Inflammatory Effect Of Some Common Nigerian Vegetables

ES Oluwole, AO Falode, OO Ogundipe


Methanol extracts of four common Nigerian vegetables; A.graveoleus, C.argentia, T. triangulare and T.occidentalis were investigated for anti-inflammatory activity in rats using carrageenan. Carrageenan-induced oedema in the sub-plantar hind paw of vegetable extracts treated rats was significantly inhibited. This finding becomes quite relevant since these vegetables are non-steroidal compounds and from natural source.
Key words: Nigerian vegetables, inflammation, oedema
Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences Vol.18(1-2) 2003: 35-38
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