Activité antiinflammatoire deZygophyllum gaetulum
Antiinflammatory activity ofZygophyllum gaetulum
Zygophyllumgaetulum Emberger & Maire grows in southern Morocco. It has been used as an anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and antispasmodic medicinal plant. The present study was carried out to confirm the anti-inflammatory effect ofZygophyllum gaetulum. Airdried and powdered aerial parts were extracted following the methods of traditional healers. Wistar albino rats of both sexes, weighing 200–300g and aged 2–3 months, were used. The rats were housed under standard environmental conditions. Animals treated withZygophyllum gaetulum extract (500 mg/kg by mouth) showed oedema inhibition in all phases of the experiment, especially the final phase. The percentage of inhibition at 1 hr 30 min and 3 hrs was significant.
Y. KHABBAL, M. Ait El CADI, K. ALAOUI, Mg.A. FAOUZI, Y. CHERRAH
Anti-inflammatory activity, Zygophyllum gaetulum, Indomethacin