Parental use of the term "Hot Qi" to describe symptoms in their children in Hong Kong: a cross sectional survey "Hot Qi" in children Flora Y Kong1 , Daniel K Ng1 , Chung-hong Chan1 , Wan-lan Yu1 , Danny Chan2 , Ka-li Kwok1 and Pok-yu Chow1 1Department of Paediatrics, Kwong Wah Hospital, 20 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong 2Department of Physiotherapy, Kwong Wah Hospital, 20 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
the use of herbal beverages "five-flower- tea" (a combination of several flowers such as Chrysanthemum morifolii, Lonicera japonica, Bombax malabaricum, Sophora japonica, and Plumeria rubra) (57.6%) or selfheal fruit spike (Prunella vulgaris) (42.4%).
Antiinflammatory evaluation of leaves of Plumeria acuminata M Gupta1 , UK Mazumder1 , P Gomathi2 and V Thamil Selvan1 1Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India 2Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, ASN Pharmacy college, Burripalem road, Nelapadu, Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, India
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006, 6:36 doi:10.1186/1472-6882-6-36
2 November 2006
Plumeria acuminata belonging to the family Apocynaceae is commonly known as 'perungalli' in Tamil and is widely distributed throughout the Southern parts of India. In traditional medicinal system different parts of the plant have been mentioned to be useful in a variety of diseases. The plant material is widely used as a purgative, remedy for diarrhoea and cure for itch. The milky juice is employed for the treatment of inflammation and rheumatism. The bark has been reported to be useful in hard tumors, diarrhoea and gonorrhoea. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the antiinflammatory activity of methanol extract of leaves of Plumeria acuminata on carrageenan, dextran, histamine and serotonin-induced inflammation in rat hind paw oedema models.
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