ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTI-OXIDANT ACTIVITIES OF METHANOL EXTRACT OF BAPHIA NITIDA
Baphia nitida is a tropical plant used in African folkloric medicine for the treatment of infections and inflammatory conditions. This study therefore seeks to investigate the biological activities including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of leaf and root methanol extracts of B. nitida. Anti-inflammatory activities of extract was investigated by the carrageenan-induced paw edema model of inflammation, respectively. The antioxidant properties of the extracts as determined by the DPPH free radical scavenging assay. The leaves and root extract demonstrated potent anti-inflammatory activity at low concentrations of between 25-75 mg/kg body weight.
Peer Review History:
Article received on- 23 November, Revised on- 28 November, Accepted on- 30 December, Available online 15 January 2017
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Average Peer review marks at initial stage: 4.0/10
Average Peer review marks at publication stage: 7.0/10
Name: Dr. Xinwei Li
Affiliation: Jilin University, China
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