Evaluation of in vivo and in vitro Biological Activities of Different Extracts of Cuscuta arvensis


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KOCA ÇALIŞKAN U. , Kupeli-Akkol E., ŞEKEROĞLU N.

NATURAL PRODUCT COMMUNICATIONS, cilt.6, ss.1433-1436, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1934578x1100601005
  • Dergi Adı: NATURAL PRODUCT COMMUNICATIONS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1433-1436

Özet

In the present study, the potential effects of extracts from the whole plant of Cuscuta arvensis were studied in mice using the carrageenan-induced hind paw edema model for antiinflammatory activity and the p-benzoquinone-induced writhing reflex for the assessment of antinociceptive activity. In order to obtain the extracts, the whole plant of C. arvensis was extracted with different solvents such as n-hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate, methanol and distilled water. Antioxidant activity was evaluated by the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging assay. The methanolic and water extracts inhibited the carrageenan-induced paw edema and p-benzoquinone-induced writhing reflex, whereas the other extracts showed only mild inhibitory antinociceptive and antiinflammatory activities in these in vivo models. Additionally, the methanol and ethyl acetate extracts had higher scavenging ability then the non polar extracts.