Document Type : Research Article
Background: Aegle marmelos commonly known as Bael belongs to family Rutaceae, which is widely used in indigenous systems of Indian medicine due to its medicinal properties. This study aims to Prepare and evaluate anti-inflammatory ointment from aeglemarmelos leaves.
Materials and Methods: The leaves of the plant were properly washed with tap water and rinsed with distilled water. The rinsed leaves were hot air dried for 3 days. The dried leaves of aeglemarmelos plant were crushed into powder using a mortar and pestle and stored in an airtight glass container at 4 ° C until use. A 10 g powder sample was separately immersed in distilled water and ethanol (100 mL) at room temperature for 1.5 hour for three times. The extract was then filtered, concentrated to a final volume of 50 mL concentrated extract was dried using hot plate. The anti-inflammatory properties were studied via different means.
Results: The extracts Ph was reported to be 6.8-7 which is considered as neutral. It was light green in colour and aromatic in odour. The ointment was non-irritant in nature and smooth in consistency
Conclusion: Aeglemarmelos showed significant anti-inflammatory activity in the models studies, it can be a promising anti-inflammatory agent.