ANTI INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY OF KARANTHAI RASAYANAM IN ALBINO RATS
Dr. D. Rajalakshmi M.D(Siddha) and Dr. K. Sivaranjani M.D(Siddha)*
Karanthai rasayanam has a long history of use in siddha medicine as a treatment for various skin diseases. Individual ingredients of karanthai rasayanam possess anti inflammatory effect. While numerous pharmacological activities, including antihistamine and analgesic properties, have been attributed to karanthai rasayanam, this article focuses on Karanthai rasayanam anti-inflammatory properties and its use for inflammatory conditions. Acute inflammatory activity has been studied using carrageen induced hind paw method in albino rats whereas Chronic anti inflammatory activity of karanthai rasayanam has been studied using cotton pellet granuloma method in albino rats. The result reveals that has significant acute anti inflammatory effect and moderate chronic anti inflammatory effect.
Keywords: Karanthai , anti inflammatory, skin disease, Siddha Medicine.
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