Characterisation of the anti-inflammatory potential of Vitex trifolia L. (Labiatae), a multipurpose plant of the Pacific traditional medicine.

@article{Matsui2009CharacterisationOT,
  title={Characterisation of the anti-inflammatory potential of Vitex trifolia L. (Labiatae), a multipurpose plant of the Pacific traditional medicine.},
  author={Mariko Matsui and Shilpa Kumar-Roin{\'e} and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Taiana Darius and Mireille Chinain and Dominique Laurent and Serge Pauillac},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={126 3},
  pages={427-33}
}
AIM OF THE STUDY Vitex trifolia L. (Labiatae) is a plant commonly employed against Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (CFP) in the Pacific region. Here, the anti-inflammatory potential of an aqueous extract of Vitex trifolia leaves was evaluated by monitoring its effects on the modulation of cytokines, the mediators of inflammation, as well as on the expression profiles of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) which produces the free radical nitric oxide (NO). MATERIALS AND METHODS We prepared an… CONTINUE READING