Antioxidant, antioedema and analgesic activities of Andrographis paniculata extracts and their active constituent andrographolide.

@article{Lin2009AntioxidantAA,
  title={Antioxidant, antioedema and analgesic activities of Andrographis paniculata extracts and their active constituent andrographolide.},
  author={Feng L Lin and Song Ji Wu and S C Lee and Lean Teik Ng},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={958-64}
}
Andrographis paniculata (AP), a popular ingredient of Oriental folk medicine, is commonly used for treating infection, inflammation, fever and diarrhoea. In this study, extracts prepared from cultivated AP and their active constituent andrographolide were evaluated for antioxidant, antioedema and analgesic activities. The results showed that the aqueous AP extract (AP-H2O) exhibited a greater antioxidant activity than the ethanol AP extract (AP-EtOH) in all model systems tested. At a… CONTINUE READING
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