Evaluation of Anti-Inflammatory Property of Maranta Arundinacea using Protein Denaturation Assay - An In vitro Study

Jose, Shilpa Merlyn and Geetha, R. V. and Rajeshkumar, S. (2021) Evaluation of Anti-Inflammatory Property of Maranta Arundinacea using Protein Denaturation Assay - An In vitro Study. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 33 (47B). pp. 834-840. ISSN 2456-9119

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Introduction: Maranta arundinacea is a perennial plant which is seen in Mexico, central and South America. It was introduced and cultivated for its starch rich root which is known as arrowroot. It is gluten free and good for digestion. It also boasts metabolic rate and healthy sleep. Arrow root aid in lowering cholesterol which decreases the risk of heart diseases. It is a good substitute for breast milk because it’s loaded with magnesium, zinc and iron which promotes the growth and development of infants. Arrow root extract is previously known for its antibacterial and antifungal activity and also it gives relief from skin rashes, acne and skin sores.

Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the anti-inflammatory property of Maranta arundinacea using protein denaturation assay.

Materials and Methods: Maranta arundinacea (Arrowroot) was purchased commercially. Extract was prepared by adding 50 ml of distilled water and boiled at 50 degree Celsius and filtered. The extract was concentrated up to 10ml and the anti-inflammatory property was checked using protein denaturation assay and the readings were noted using a calorimeter.

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Results: It showed good anti inflammatory activity and thus it can be used as a potent alternative for anti inflammatory drugs.

Conclusion: Maranta arundinacea extract showed good potential for anti-inflammatory activity. Thus in future more research can be done for formulations of eco-friendly treatment methods.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pustaka Library > Medical Science
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Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2023 08:02
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2024 13:18
URI: http://archive.bionaturalists.in/id/eprint/16

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