Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory Activity of Ficus glomerata in Experimental Animal Models



  • Cylma Menezes
  • Kunal G
  • Reema N
  • Satyanarayana D
  • Jagadish K


The anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of various extracts of Ficus glomerata Roxb. were evaluated in experimental animals. We have determined the anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of various extracts of the dried fruits of Ficus glomerata by oral administration at doses of 200 and 400 mg/kg of body weight to healthy animals. The extracts were studied for their anti-inflammatory activity in carageenan induced hind paw edema in rats and the paw volume was measured plethysmometrically after 3 hours of injection. The extracts were also evaluated for analgesic activity using Eddy’s hot plate method in Swiss albino mice. The extracts of Ficus glomerata significantly reduced carageenan induced hind paw edema in rats and analgesic activity evidenced by increase in the reaction time by Eddy’s hot plate method in Swiss albino mice. The extracts showed a similar anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect comparative to the standard drugs indomethacin and diclofenac sodium respectively. The present results indicated the ethanolic extract of Ficus glomerata exhibited more significant activity than other extracts in the treatment of pain and inflammation.


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Ficus glomerata, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, pain, paw edema, writhing




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Menezes C, G K, N R, D S, K J. Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory Activity of Ficus glomerata in Experimental Animal Models. Scopus Indexed [Internet]. 2011 Nov. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 14];4(3):1501-5. Available from:



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