Effects of Tagetes erecta gel on experimentally induced oral ulcer model in rats
Asok Kumar, K
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Tagetes erecta(African marigold) has various medicinal values. The present study has been undertaken to evaluate the effects of extracts of the fresh leaves and flowers of Tagetes erecta on oral ulcer models in Wistar albino rats. The anti-ulcer activity of the extracts of tagetes erecta (2.5% and 5%) was compared between the leaf and flower and also with the standard drug, Triamcinolone. Phytochemical screening of plant extract, extract action on oral ulcer and histopathology analysis were carried out. Tagetes erecta leaf and flower extracts have showed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, and carotenoids. Results showed that Tagetes erect leaf extract showed significant oral ulcer protective activity (83.6%) when compared with the standard drug Triamcinolone. In the present work, it can be concluded that the hydro alcoholic leaf and flower extractHistopathologys of Tagetes erectagel have better potential against oral ulcer which supports the traditional claims in folklore medicine.