Author: Liaqat Hussain, Noor-ul-Ain, Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash, Rehana Iqbal, Muhammad Irfan and Muhammad Imran Qadir
Publishing Date: 2017
Volume 30 Issue 2
Salvia moorcroftiana is an herbaceous plant commonly known as “Kallijari” in Pakistan and belongs to the family Lamiaceae. This study was carried out to evaluate its scientific base for its traditional use in pain, fever and inflammation. The powdered plant was extracted by the method of cold maceration using aqueous methanol (70:30) as solvents. Hot plate, flick tail and acetic acid induced writhing test were utilized for analgesic assessment. Antiinflammatory activity was evaluated by carageenan-induced mice paw edema. Brewer’s induced pyrexia was used for the evaluation of antipyretic activity. Non-significant (p<0.01) results as compared to the standard were obtained in all experiments. It was evident from acute toxicity study that plant was non-toxic in nature. It is concluded from the study that plant had the potential to be safely used for pain, fever and inflammation.
KEYWORDS: Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic, Mice, Toxicity, Salvia moorcroftiana (Wall.)