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Anti-inflammatory Activity of Root Bark and Stem Bark of Shyonaka


Anti-inflammatory Activity of Root Bark and Stem Bark of Shyonaka

Krunal Doshi et al. J Ayurveda Integr Med.


Background: Shyonaka (Oroxylum indicum Vent.; Bignoniaceae) root bark is one of the ingredients of dashamoola (a group of 10 roots), and is used for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic action in a number of compound formulations in Ayurveda.

Aim: Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India (API) recommends using the stem bark instead of root bark.

Material and methods: An attempt has been made to study the anti-inflammatory activity of both root bark and stem bark kashaya (decoction) experimentally.

Conclusion: Results showed significant anti-inflammatory activity of root bark and stem bark decoction.

Keywords: Anti-inflammatory; Ayurveda; Oroxylum indicum; dashamoola; shyonaka.

Conflict of interest statement

Conflict of Interest: None declared.


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Average of edema in control and trial groups

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