Published: 2021-10-14

Page: 148-158


Department of Pharmacology, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, Adichunchanagiri University, Mandya, Karnataka, India.


Department of Pharmacology, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, Adichunchanagiri University, Mandya, Karnataka, India.


Department of Pharmacology, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, Adichunchanagiri University, Mandya, Karnataka, India.


Department of Pharmacology, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, Adichunchanagiri University, Mandya, Karnataka, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The present communication constitutes an updated review on analgesic activity of the various plants which are found in different areas of the world. This article will be useful to the people for their primary healthcare. Various medications including peripheral or centrally acting NSAID’s, morphine, and aspirin are used to treat pain sensation. However, at present NSAID’s and opiates are not much useful in all cases because of their low potency, presence of various side effects, and their drug dependence properties. Medicinal herbs are safe and secure route in the treatment of pain as they have potent analgesic activity. Various methods like the hot plate method, tail-flick method, acetic acid-induced writhing test, and tail immersion method in hot and cold water, formalin test are used to detect the analgesic activity of various plants using ethanol, methanol, chloroform, petroleum ether, and/or aqueous extracts of the entire plant or any particular part of the plant.

Keywords: Analgesic, medicinal plants, writhing test, tail immersion

How to Cite

AFRID, S., AHMED, S. S., KUMAR, M. R., & GOWDA, S. K. (2021). OVERVIEW OF VARIOUS MEDICINAL PLANTS HAVING POTENT ANALGESIC ACTIVITY. Asian Journal of Plant and Soil Sciences, 6(1), 148–158. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/AJOPSS/article/view/7079


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