Antiinflammatory activity of volatile oil of Curcuma longa leaves

M.A. Iyengar, M. Pattabhi Ramo Rao, S. Gurumadhva Rao, M.S. Kamath

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Oil of C. longa leaves obtained by steam distillation was given orally to study its effects on the exudative and proliferative phases of the inflammatory reaction, using the techniques of carrageenin-induced paw edema and cotton pellet methods in male albino rats. The anti-inflammatory activity was compared with Phenylbutazone. In Carrageenin-induced edema 1.6 ml/kg of the volatile oil had as much antiinflammatory activity as that of 100 mg/kg Phenylbutazone. The oil was also found to be potent in cotton pellet granuloma studies.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)528-531
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Drugs
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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