Antiinflammatory activity of some medicinal plants of the United Arab Emirates

I. A. Wasfi, A. K. Bashir, A. A. Abdalla, N. R. Banna, M. O M Tanira

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The antiinflammatory activity of 22 plants used in folk medicine, or indigenous in the United Arab Emirates, was tested using the carrageenan-induced rat paw edema method. Three plants (Citrullus colocynthis, Hammada elegans and Rhazya stricta) showed such activity. Activity-guided fractionation of Hammada elegans extract led to the isolation of a single active compound which was identified as piperidine hydrochloride. Citrullus colocynthis-induced antiinflammatory activity may by due to loss of body water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-128
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacognosy
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Fingerprint

United Arab Emirates
Medicinal Plants
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Apocynaceae
Body Water
Carrageenan
Traditional Medicine
Edema
Citrullus colocynthis
piperidine

Keywords

  • Antiinflammatory
  • Medicinal
  • Plants
  • United Arab Emirates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Molecular Medicine

Cite this

Antiinflammatory activity of some medicinal plants of the United Arab Emirates. / Wasfi, I. A.; Bashir, A. K.; Abdalla, A. A.; Banna, N. R.; Tanira, M. O M.

In: International Journal of Pharmacognosy, Vol. 33, No. 2, 1995, p. 124-128.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wasfi, I. A. ; Bashir, A. K. ; Abdalla, A. A. ; Banna, N. R. ; Tanira, M. O M. / Antiinflammatory activity of some medicinal plants of the United Arab Emirates. In: International Journal of Pharmacognosy. 1995 ; Vol. 33, No. 2. pp. 124-128.
@article{caa7c382035f44a18fc997ec16293ab9,
title = "Antiinflammatory activity of some medicinal plants of the United Arab Emirates",
abstract = "The antiinflammatory activity of 22 plants used in folk medicine, or indigenous in the United Arab Emirates, was tested using the carrageenan-induced rat paw edema method. Three plants (Citrullus colocynthis, Hammada elegans and Rhazya stricta) showed such activity. Activity-guided fractionation of Hammada elegans extract led to the isolation of a single active compound which was identified as piperidine hydrochloride. Citrullus colocynthis-induced antiinflammatory activity may by due to loss of body water.",
keywords = "Antiinflammatory, Medicinal, Plants, United Arab Emirates",
author = "Wasfi, {I. A.} and Bashir, {A. K.} and Abdalla, {A. A.} and Banna, {N. R.} and Tanira, {M. O M}",
year = "1995",
doi = "10.3109/13880209509055211",
language = "English",
volume = "33",
pages = "124--128",
journal = "Pharmaceutical Biology",
issn = "1388-0209",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Antiinflammatory activity of some medicinal plants of the United Arab Emirates

AU - Wasfi, I. A.

AU - Bashir, A. K.

AU - Abdalla, A. A.

AU - Banna, N. R.

AU - Tanira, M. O M

PY - 1995

Y1 - 1995

N2 - The antiinflammatory activity of 22 plants used in folk medicine, or indigenous in the United Arab Emirates, was tested using the carrageenan-induced rat paw edema method. Three plants (Citrullus colocynthis, Hammada elegans and Rhazya stricta) showed such activity. Activity-guided fractionation of Hammada elegans extract led to the isolation of a single active compound which was identified as piperidine hydrochloride. Citrullus colocynthis-induced antiinflammatory activity may by due to loss of body water.

AB - The antiinflammatory activity of 22 plants used in folk medicine, or indigenous in the United Arab Emirates, was tested using the carrageenan-induced rat paw edema method. Three plants (Citrullus colocynthis, Hammada elegans and Rhazya stricta) showed such activity. Activity-guided fractionation of Hammada elegans extract led to the isolation of a single active compound which was identified as piperidine hydrochloride. Citrullus colocynthis-induced antiinflammatory activity may by due to loss of body water.

KW - Antiinflammatory

KW - Medicinal

KW - Plants

KW - United Arab Emirates

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0029075429&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0029075429&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3109/13880209509055211

DO - 10.3109/13880209509055211

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0029075429

VL - 33

SP - 124

EP - 128

JO - Pharmaceutical Biology

JF - Pharmaceutical Biology

SN - 1388-0209

IS - 2

ER -