Evaluation of Anti-Anaphylactic Activity of methanolic extract of Momordica charantia in Experimental Animals
Anaphylaxis is a syndrome that can be fatal, which is seen due to systemic release of inflammatory mediators. Antigen and Antibody reaction is usually a trigger in the body to go into anaphylactic shock. In this study, anaphylaxis induced by egg albumin in the rats. The efficiency of MC (Momordica charantia) against anaphylaxis was evaluated. The standard drug used was Dexamethasone. The MC extract is given in doses 100 and 200 mg/kg p.o.
Results: The MC extract was found to be effective (p<0.01) inhibitor of egg albumin induced anaphylactic reaction.
Conclusion: From this study, we can conclude that Momordica charantia fruits have good anti-anaphylactic activity.
Keywords: Anaphylaxis, Momordica charantia, Egg albumin, Passive paw anaphylaxis, Dexamethasone.
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