(Natural News) Yellow Myrobalan (Terminalia citrina) is a type of large flowering plant widely found across India and Pakistan. Its fruits are of particular interest, as they’ve utilized in many kinds of simplistic medicinal applications. The pharmacological potential of these fruits hasn’t been fully explored until recently, when numerous Pakistani researchers from various institutions took it upon themselves to assess these fruits’ anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and antinociceptive properties.
For the purposes of their study, the researchers obtained aqueous and ethanolic extracts from ground, dried Yellow Myrobalan fruits. These extracts were measured at 200mg/kg, 400mg/kg, and 600mg/kg that were administered to albino mice.
A carrageenan-induced paw edema test was carried out to determine the anti-inflammatory qualities of the fruit extracts. The mice were divided into eight groups of five; the first group was given a normal saline solution, the second incomethacin, while the rest of the groups were given varying amounts of Yellow Myrobalan fruit extracts. All of the mice were had a carrageenan solution injected into their right hind paws an hour later. The researchers noted that the mice from the normal saline group showed signs of increased inflammation. By contrast, the mice who had received the extracts of Yellow Myrobalan exhibited reduced inflammation, with the ethanolic extract displaying the most inflammation shrinkage.
This portion of their experiment also served to highlight the possible antinociceptive quality of the extracts…Read More