Antiinflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant activities of the fruit of Foeniculum vulgare

Eun Mi Choi, Jae Kwan Hwang

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Oral administration (200 mg/kg) of Foeniculum vulgare fruit methanolic extract exhibited inhibitory effects against acute and subacute inflammatory diseases and type IV allergic reactions and showed a central analgesic effect. Moreover, it significantly increased the plasma superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase activities and the high density lipoprotein-cholesterol level. On the contrary, the malondialdehyde (MDA) (as a measure of lipid peroxidation) level was significantly decreased in F. vulgare fruit methanolic extract group compared to the control group (P<0.05). These results seems to support the use of F. vulgare fruit methanolic extract in relieving inflammation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-565
Number of pages9
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sept

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Funding Information:
The work was supported by the Korea Research Foundation Grant (KRF-2002-037-F00013).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery


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