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Anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of the ethanolic extract of potato ( Solanum tuberlosum )

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The ethanol extract of potato tubers ( Solanum tuberlosum L.) has been evaluated for antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities in mice. The acute treatment of mice with an ethanolic extract from the potato tuber at doses of 100 and 200 mg/kg, by oral administration, produced a significant anti-nociceptive effect in the acetic acid-induced writhing, formalin-induced pain licking and hot plate-induced pain. Also, the ethanolic extract of potato tubers significantly inhibited both carrageenan- and formalin-induced inflammation in mice as well as arachidonic acid-induced ear edema in mice. These inhibitions were statistically significant ( p
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Keywords: Solanum tuberosum; analgesia; anti-inflammatory effect

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Food & Nutrition, Kyung-hee University, Dongdaemoon-gu, Seoul, Korea

Publication date: March 1, 2005

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