Effect of Leaf Galls of Piper nigrum Linn. Against Carageenan Induced Inflammation in Albino Rats


  • The Oxford College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistr, Bangalore, 560078, India
  • K.L.E. Society's College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology, Bangalore, 560010, India


Objective: To evaluate the anti-inflammatory activity of leaf galls of Piper nigrum Linn. against the carageenan induced paw oedema in Albino rats. Materials and methods: The benzene, chloroform and ethanol extracts of leaf galls of Piper nigrum Linn. were obtained by continuous soxhlet extraction. Each extract was assessed for anti-inflammatory activity in carageenan induced Albino rats by measuring the paw volume and ulcerogenic activity was also carried out. Results: All the extracts showed significant (PPiper nigrum is worthwhile to develop the bioactive principle for inflammatory disorders.


Piper nigrum, Antiinflammatory, Ulcerogenic

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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