Studies on the antioxidant and analgesic activities of Aztec marigold (Tagetes erecta) flowers

Samra Bashir, Anwar H. Gilani

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Abstract

Commercially available Aztec marigold (Tagetes erecta) flower extract (Af.Cr) was evaluated for the in vitro antioxidant activity and in vivo analgesic effect on acetic-acid-induced abdominal writhing. The results revealed the presence of pronounced antioxidant potential in Aztec marigold flowers and a dose-dependent (100 and 300 mg/kg) analgesic effect. The antioxidant and analgesic activities obtained seem to be in good accordance with the medicinal uses of Aztec marigold as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1692-1694
Number of pages3
JournalPhytotherapy Research
Volume22
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Analgesic
  • Antioxidant
  • Aztec marigold
  • In vitro
  • In vivo
  • Rats

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