In continuation of our evaluation of the Nigerian traditional medicine system which forms an important part of health care delivery, we investigated some plants attributed to possess potent anti-rheumatic activity. Ten plant species representing 9 different families were screened for anti-inflammatory activity. The extracts were tested for anti-inflammatory activity against acute inflammation induced by two phlogistic agents. Acute toxicity testing and phytochemical analyses were carried out. The results revealed significant anti-inflammatory activity of all extracts tested against acute inflammation.
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 06/1994; 42(3):179-82. DOI:10.1016/0378-8741(94)90083-3