Lipophilic stinging nettle extracts possess potent anti-inflammatory activity, are not cytotoxic and may be superior to traditional tinctures for treating inflammatory disorders.

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Extracts of four plant portions (roots, stems, leaves and flowers) of Urtica dioica (the stinging nettle) were prepared using accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) involving water, hexanes, methanol and dichloromethane. The extracts were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic activities in an NF-κB luciferase and MTT assay using macrophage… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.phymed.2012.09.016

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@article{Johnson2013LipophilicSN, title={Lipophilic stinging nettle extracts possess potent anti-inflammatory activity, are not cytotoxic and may be superior to traditional tinctures for treating inflammatory disorders.}, author={Tyler A. Johnson and Johann Sohn and Wayne D Inman and Leonard F. Bjeldanes and Keith S Rayburn}, journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology}, year={2013}, volume={20 2}, pages={143-7} }