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Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of hydro-alcoholic extract of Dicliptera cuneata Nees aerial parts



Parepalli Suresh, VP Karthik* & Durai Pandian Chamundeeswari



Department of Pharmacology, SRMC & RI, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research-DU, Porur, Chennai - 600116, Tamil Nadu, India;



VP Karthik E-mail: dr_karthikvp@yahoo.co.in

P Suresh E-mail: parepallisuresh@sriramachandra.edu.in


Article Type

Research Article



Received December 1, 2023; Revised December 31, 2023; Accepted December 31, 2023, Published December 31, 2023



Dicliptera cuneata Nees is a traditional medicinal plant but its extract or phytochemicals are less known. Therefore, it is of interest to investigate the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of aerial part hydroalcoholic extract of Dicliptera cuneata Nees. Hence, we used protein denaturation assay, FRAP assay, Nitric oxide and peroxide scavenging assays methods following standard developed techniques. The hydro-alcoholic extract exhibited dose-dependent effectiveness in all the assays and showed maximum efficacy in the assays at higher doses selected. Data shows that hydroalcholic extract of Dicliptera cuneata Nees showed anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in in vitro settings. It should be noted that more data is needed to further develop the extract into suitable formulations.



Dicliptera cuneata Nees; acanthaceae; protein denaturation; oxidation; free radicals



Suresh et al. Bioinformation 19(12): 1193-1196 (2023)


Edited by

P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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