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Abstract

A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT OF TWO VARIETIES OF BOUGAINVILLEA FLOWERS

Jeevitha Loganathan, Dharani Eswaran, Saraswathi Uthamaramasamy* and Malathi Mangalanathan

ABSTRACT

Bougainvillea spectabilis and Bougainvillea Alba belongs to the family Nyctaginaceae having white and pink flowers. In traditional medicine, flower extract has been used to treat various diseases such as diarrhoea, stomach acidity, hepatitis, and diabetes. The aim of the study was to compare the anti-inflammatory activity of 50% hydroethanolic extract of two different bougainvillea flowers. Bougainvillea spectabilis flower extract exhibit the maximum inhibiting effect on albumin denaturation and proteinase activity. RBC membrane stabilization effect was also more produced by using Bougainvillea spectabilis flower extract. The result obtained in the present study indicates that hydroethanolic extract of Bougainvillea spectabilis can be used as a potential source of anti-inflammatory agent.

Keywords: Anti inflammatory, Protein denaturation, Membrane stabilization.


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