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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-23

Lack of analgesic activity of petroleum ether extract of Bauhinia racemosa Lam in rats and mice

1 Department of Pharmacognosy, Manipal College Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, India

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K S Chandrashekar
Department of Pharmacognosy, Nitte Gulabi Shetty Memorial Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Deralakatte, Mangalore
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-9234.68871

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Objective: The effect of petroleum ether extract of Bauhinia racemosa was investigated in rats and mice to evaluate the analgesic activity. Materials and Methods: Acetic acid induced writhing model and hot plate method were employed to test the analgesic activity. Results: The results indicated that the petroleum ether extract had no significant analgesic activity. Conclusion: It may be inferred that Bauhinia racemosa do not have analgesic activity and the results are not in agreement with its traditional use.

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