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Anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging activities of ethanol extracts of three seeds used as “Bolengguazi”
JEP Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2007
Pages: 61 - 65
Source ID: shanti-sources-105501
Abstract: The seeds of Herpetospermum pedunculosun (Ser.) C.B.Clarke. (HPD), Mormodica cochinchinensis (Lour.) Spreng. (MCC) and Mormodica charantia L. (MCR) share the same common name (“Bolengguazi”) in the Tibetan medicine. The anti-inflammatory activities of the three “Bolengguazi” were evaluated using egg album-induced paw edema and cotton-pellet granuloma tests. Among them, HPD is the most active one in both models. Results showed that oral administration of ethanol extract of HPD seed (200 and 400 mg/kg) significantly suppressed the development of egg albumin-induced paw edema ( P