Evaluation of Anti-inflammatory activity of Petroleum ether and Methanolic extract of Phyllanthus reticulatus leave
Phyllanthus reticulatus is the plant belonging to family Euphorbiaceae. It is widely distributed throughout the tropical India, in Khasi, Jaintia hills and in Andaman Island. The leaves and stem of Phyllanthus reticulatus is used as antidiarrhoeal, astringent, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, in bleeding gums, in anemia and in burns. The anti-inflammatory activity of petroleum ether and methanolic extracts of leaves of P. reticulatus were evaluated for carrageenan induced rat paw edema at doses of 150 and 300 mg/kg. The result indicates that the petroleum extract have high significant activity than methanolic extract.
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