Pharmacological screening of plants recommended by folk medicine as anti-snake venom--I. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities.

@article{Ruppelt1991PharmacologicalSO,
  title={Pharmacological screening of plants recommended by folk medicine as anti-snake venom--I. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities.},
  author={B M Ruppelt and Edy Firmina Pereira and Luis Roberto C Gonçalves and Nuno Alvarez Pereira},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={1991},
  volume={86 Suppl 2},
  pages={203-5}
}
We have observed that several plants used popularly as anti-snake venom show anti-inflammatory activity. From the list prepared by Rizzini, Mors and Pereira some species have been selected and tested for analgesic activity (number of contortions) and anti-inflammatory activity (Evans blue dye diffusion--1% solution) according to Whittle's technique (intraperitoneal administration of 0.1 N-acetic acid 0.1 ml/10 g) in mice. Previous oral administration of a 10% infusion (dry plant) or 20% (fresh… CONTINUE READING
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