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Antipyretic activity of Acalypha indica Linn.leaves

Author(s): Gagan Shah1*, Prabh Simran Singh2 ,Amit Jholri 1, Bharpur Sandhu1, A. S. Mann1

Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research
ISSN 0974-6943

Volume: 4;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 2333;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Acalypha indica | antipyretic | acetone extract | traditional medicine.

Previous phytochemical analysis of methanolic extract of Acalypha indica L. has indicated the presence of steroid, flavonoid and terpenoid types of compounds. Since these compounds are of pharmacological interest, coupled with the use of this plant in traditional medicine, prompted us to check A. indica L. for possible antipyretic activities. The acetone extracts of A. indica L. showed statistically significant (P
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