Analgesic Activity of Ethanolic Extract of Sterculia Foetida Linn. Flowers
Rupali D. Popeta, Avinash T. Gatade, Azmina A.K. Masurkar and Ganesh A. Thakur
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Medicinal plants have been used both in the prevention and cure of various diseases since ancient times. Sterculia foetida Linn. is a medicinal plant used traditionally as herbal remedy for alleviating pain and for treating various skin diseases and disorders. The seeds of Sterculia foetida Linn have been reported to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity. The present study intended to evaluate analgesic activity of ethanolic extract of Sterculia foetida Linn. flowers. The qualitative phytochemical analysis of flower extracts in ethyl acetate and ethanol revealed the presence of flavonoids, saponins and carbohydrates. Analgesic activity of Sterculia foetida Linn flowers was evaluated using the Hot plate method at three dose levels (100, 300 and 500 mg/kg). Analgesic activity was found to be significant at 500mg/kg when compared with control. Considering the findings of this study Sterculia foetida Linn. flowers can be considered as a potential source of pain relieving herbal drugs.