Anti-inflammatory activity of Heliotropium strigosum in animal models.

Toxicology and industrial health

PubMedID: 23823617

Khan H, Khan MA, Gul F, Hussain S, Ashraf N. Anti-inflammatory activity of Heliotropium strigosum in animal models. Toxicol Ind Health. 2013;.
The current project was designed to evaluate the anti-inflammatory activity of crude extract of Heliotropium strigosum and its subsequent solvent fractions in post carrageenan-induced edema and post xylene-induced ear edema at 50, 100, and 200 mg/kg intraperitoneally. The results revealed marked attenuation of edema induced by carrageenan injection in a dose-dependent manner. The ethyl acetate fraction was most dominant with 73.33% inhibition followed by hexane fraction (70.66%). When the extracts were challenged against xylene-induced ear edema, again ethyl acetate and hexane fractions were most impressive with 38.21 and 35.77% inhibition, respectively. It is concluded that various extracts of H. strigosum possessed strong anti-inflammatory activity in animal models.