The inhibitory effects of Gelam honey and its extracts on nitric oxide and prostaglandin E2 in inflammatory tissues

Kassim, M. and Achoui, M. and Mansor, M. and Yusoff, K.M. (2010) The inhibitory effects of Gelam honey and its extracts on nitric oxide and prostaglandin E2 in inflammatory tissues. Fitoterapia, 81 (8). pp. 1196-1201. ISSN 0367-326X

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Abstract

We investigated the effects of honey and its methanol and ethyl acetate extracts on inflammation in animal models. Rats� paws were induced with carrageenan in the non-immune inflammatory and nociceptive model, and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the immune inflammatory model. Honey and its extracts were able to inhibit edema and pain in inflammatory tissues as well as showing potent inhibitory activities against NO and PGE2 in both models. The decrease in edema and pain correlates with the inhibition of NO and PGE2. Phenolic compounds have been implicated in the inhibitory activities. Honey is potentially useful in the treatment of inflammatory conditions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Honey; Inflammation; Nitric oxide; Prostaglandin; Anti-nociceptive
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 06:24
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2013 06:24
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/7966

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