Pharmacological investigation of Cassia italica.

  title={Pharmacological investigation of Cassia italica.},
  author={Shikha Jain and Rajeev Kumar Jain and Ratna A. Sharma and Francesco Capasso},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={58 2},
In the present study, the ethanolic extract of the whole plant parts (root, stem leaves and pods) of Cassia italica (Mill.) Lam. ex F.W. Ander (Leguminosae) was investigated for bioactivities: namely anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic and prostaglandin (PG) release by rat peritoneal leucocytes, antineoplastic and antiviral. In rats, the extracts reduced carrageenin-induced paw swelling (100 mg/kg bw-31%) and fever (100 mg/kg bw-37%). The extract showed weak effect on writhing induced by… CONTINUE READING