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Pharmacological Screening of Analgesic Activity of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertner

C. Pradeep Kumar*, Manaswini Deshpande, Vijaya Kuchana, Chennamaneni Naveen Kumar
Teegala Krishna Reddy College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Nelumbo nucifera Gaertner belongs to Nelumbonaceae family, though many of its plant parts have various medicinal values. In our study we have choosen its red lotus seeds for its anti-inflammatory activity. We have performed various phytochemical analysis for knowing its phytochemical constituents which are responsible for its anti-inflammatory activity our study observed that Total Flavonoid content in the seeds may be responsible   for its anti-inflammatory activity. We have performed selected analgesic evaluation methods such as eddy’s hot plate method, writhing test, tail immersion test and tail flick response by which the analgesic activity of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertner was estimated. We have choosen Diclofenac sodium and Tramandol HCl as standard and tween is taken as control. Our study noticed that Nelumbo nucifera Gaertner has Analgesic activity.
Keywords: Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertner, Analgesic Activity, Diclofenac Sodium, Tramandol Hcl.

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