Research Article - Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2021) Volume 11, Issue 79
In vitro anti-inflammatory activity of clerodendrum infortunatum leaves.
The present study was carried out to evaluate the in vitro anti-inflammatory activity of hydroethanolic extract of leaves of Clerodendrum infortunatum plant. The HRBC membrane stabilizing activity and inhibition of protein denaturation (Anti-arthritic activity) activity was undertaken using freshly drawn human blood and bovine serum albumin, respectively.
The extract at 10, 20, 40, 80 and 100 μg/ml concentrations showed 46.67, 49.67, 48.33, 56.00 and 62.67 percent of membrane stabilization, respectively. At the same concentrations of extract the percent inhibition of protein denaturation were 25.71, 32.5, 46.07, 57.5 and 65.36. Many biologically active phytoconstituents including flavonoids plays a major role in neutralizing the oxidative damage and reduces inflammatory responses. The presence of such pharmacologically active principles including flavonoids in Clerodendrum infortunatum plant may be responsible for demonstration of in vitro anti-inflammatory activity which supports the use of this plant in traditional system of medicine in inflammatory conditions and therefore requires further systematic efforts for in vivo studies.