Screening of Anti Snake Venom Potential of the Seed Oil of Balanites aegyptiaca L. Del


  • Smt. S. S. Patil College of Pharmacy, P. G. Department of Pharmacognosy, Chopda, Maharashtra, 425107, India


The Seed Oil of Balanites aegyptiaca L. (Del) Zygophyllaceae was tested for its inhibitory activity against lethal and inflammatory effect of Vipera russelli (Russell's viper) venom. The seed oil of the plant displayed significant inhibitory action against the lethal toxic and inflammatory effects of the viper venom. The present findings suggest that the seed oil of Balanites aegyptiaca possess compound(s) which inhibit the lethal and inflammatory effects of viper venom.


Balanites aegyptiaca, Inflammation, Russell's Viper.

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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