Planta Med 1981; 41(1): 34-39
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-971670
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Anti-Inflammatory and Antipyretic Activities of Azadirachta indica*

S. N. Okpanyi, G. C. Ezeukwu
  • Dept. of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
* This project was financed with the Senate Research Grant of the University of Ibadan.
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Publication Date:
29 March 2007 (online)


The anti-inflammatory and antipyretic activities, as well as the acute toxicity of Azadirachta indica (Neem tree) extract were studied. It was found to have a pronounced anti-inflammatory (rat paw oedema) and a fairly good antipyretic effect (pyrogen induced hyperpyrexia in rabbits) . The acute oral toxicity test in mice showed a very low range of approximately 13 g/kg body weight.