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Published on:02 Aug 2010
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(12):476-480
Research Article | doi:Nill

Comparative Phytochemical and Biological Evaluation of Different Extracts Obtained from the Leaves of Saraca asoka

Authors and affiliation (s):

Debnath M1 Karan TK2 Pandey JN1 Biswas M1

1Bengal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kalyani, Nadia 741 235, West Bengal, India.

2Technology, Jadavpur University 700 032, West Bengal, India.


In the present study, evaluated the analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity of the extracts of Saraca asoka in Swiss albino mice and Wister albino rats respectively. Dried leaves of Saraca asoka were extracted by petroleum ether, chloroform and methanol successively by percolation. The comparative TLC study was also done with these extracts. The extracts had been screened at the dose of 200 mg/kg body weight orally and exhibited significant analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Key words: Saraca asoka (Roxb.) Wilde; petroleum ether; chloroform; methanol; analgesic activity; anti-inflammatory activity.


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