Pharmacognosy Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 102--106

Bronchodilator activity of aqueous extract of stem bark of Ailanthus excelsa Roxb.


Dinesh Kumar1, SS Bhujbal2, RS Deoda2, SC Mudgade2 
1 Rayat Institute of Pharmacy, Railmajra, S.B.S. Nagar, Punjab, India
2 Department of Pharmacognosy, Pad. Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Research, Pimpri, Pune, India

Correspondence Address:
Dinesh Kumar
Department of Pharmacognosy, Rayat Institute of Pharmacy, Railmajra, S.B.S. Nagar, Punjab
India

Biologically active compounds from natural sources are of interest as possible new drugs for infectious diseases. Ailanthus excelsa Roxb. has been used in Indian system of medicine in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, cold, colic pain, etc. Stem bark of A. excelsa Roxb. has been used as a decoction in traditional claims. So, our traditional claims enforced us to evaluate its bronchodilator activity. We have evaluated its bronchodilator activity in milk-induced leukocytosis and eosinophilia, clonidine-induced mast cell degranulation, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), and lung histopathology models. The aqueous extract of stem bark in doses of 100, 200, 400 mg/kg showed significant activity.


How to cite this article:
Kumar D, Bhujbal S S, Deoda R S, Mudgade S C. Bronchodilator activity of aqueous extract of stem bark of Ailanthus excelsa Roxb. Phcog Res 2010;2:102-106


How to cite this URL:
Kumar D, Bhujbal S S, Deoda R S, Mudgade S C. Bronchodilator activity of aqueous extract of stem bark of Ailanthus excelsa Roxb. Phcog Res [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Aug 11 ];2:102-106
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