By S. I. Shivakumar, A. A. Shahapurkar, K. V. Kalmath, B. Shivakumar
In the Present study, hydrodistillation of the fruits of C.cyminum Linn (Umbelliferae.) were investigated for antiinflammatory activity in carrageenan-induced rat paw oedema. The volatile oil showed dose–dependent inhibition of rat paw oedema, at dose of 0.1ml/kg, body wt i.p, when compared to control group. The activity was compared with that of the standard drug, diclofenac sodium.
Key Words : Anti-inflammatory activity, Cuminum cyminum, fruits, volatile oil
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