Antiinflammatory activity of fruits of Cuminum cyminum Linn

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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