Date of Publication : 16, Aug, 2019
Author: 1Ali M. Fulata
Co Author: 2Hamidu Usman, 3Arastus William, 4Sule Ibrahim, 5Adamu I. Zadva 6Mohammed Babakura, 7Halima A. Umar,
People are aware that medicinal plants have been identified and used throughout the history of human being, this is due to their capability to synthesize a wide variety of chemical compounds that perform important biological functions. The plant Laggera aurita (Asteraceae) is a shrub usually found along the pathways, in farmlands and around houses, nearby yards and is reported to have vast healing powers on conditions as such constipation, dyspepsia, inflammation, and aiding of wound healing etc. This paper seeks to scrutinize the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of the n-butanol partitioned part of the aerial portion of Laggera aurita Linn. using formalin induced pain and egg albumin persuaded inflammation in rats and as well as to evaluate its phytoconstituents. Actually the results of the phytochemical evaluation of the n-Butanol partitioned portion revealed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, cardiac glycosides, terpenoids and tannins with the most significant effects on inflammation and pain at 700 mg/kg in the both models.
Keywords : Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Phytochemistry, Laggera aurita, n-butanol,