Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
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Njagi EM

Njagi EM


  • Research Article
    Anti-pyretic, Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Activities of Aqueous Leaf Extract of Urtica dioica (L.) in Albino Mice
    Author(s): Safari VZ, Ngugi MP, Orinda G and Njagi EMSafari VZ, Ngugi MP, Orinda G and Njagi EM

    Urtica dioica has been used to manage several diseases including pain, inflammation and fever. However, its efficacy has not been scientifically validated. The aim of this study therefore is to investigate the analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory activities of its aqueous extracts. The plant extract was collected from Loita division, Narok County in Kenya. A total of 96 albino mice with an average weight of 20 g were used for this study. Analgesic activity was determined by use of formalin−induced writhing test. A writhe was recorded by a stopwatch following the stretching of the abdomen and/or stretching of at least one hind limb. Anti-inflammatory activity was established by a formalin induced inflammation test. Hourly changes in paw sizes and reduction of edema around the paw was determined using a venier calipers. Antipyretic activity was carried out using Brewer&rsq.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0412.1000237

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