Studies on the anti-inflammatory activity of rhizomes of Nelumbo nucifera.

@article{Mukherjee1997StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the anti-inflammatory activity of rhizomes of Nelumbo nucifera.},
  author={Pulok Kumar Mukherjee and Kakali Saha and Joysree Das and Mintu Pal and Bishnu Pada Saha},
  journal={Planta medica},
  year={1997},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={367-9}
}
The anti-inflammatory activity of the methanol extract of Nelumbo nucifera rhizome as well as of betulinic acid, a steroidal triterpenoid isolated from it, were evaluated on carrageenin and serotonin induced rat paw edema. Methanol extract at doses of 200 and 400 mg/kg and betulinic acid at doses of 50 mg/kg and 100 mg/kg p.o., showed significant anti-inflammatory activity in both the models of inflammation in rats. The effects produced were comparable to that of phenylbutazone and… CONTINUE READING

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