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Abstract Title:

Anti-arthritic potential of the plant Justicia gendarussa Burm F.

Abstract Source:

Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2009 ;64(4):357-62. PMID: 19488595

Abstract Author(s):

Jaijesh Paval, Srinivasan Keloth Kaitheri, Bhagath Kumar Potu, Sreejith Govindan, Raju Suresh Kumar, Sareesh Naduvil Narayanan, Sudheer Moorkoth

Article Affiliation:

Jaijesh Paval

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the anti-arthritic potential of the plant Justicia gendarussa using two different rat models.

MATERIALS AND METHOD: The anti-arthritic potential of the alcoholic extract of the plant Justicia gendarussa was evaluated using the Freund's adjuvant-induced and collagen-induced arthritic rat models. The rats were treated with the ethanolic extract of Justicia gendarussa and with standard aspirin.

RESULTS: The ethanolic extract of Justicia gendarussa showed significant anti-arthritic activity that was statistically similar to that of aspirin. Our results suggest that the alcoholic extract of Justicia gendarussa exhibits significant anti-arthritic potential.

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