Anti-inflammatory and antiulcerogenic effects of the aqueous extract of Lobaria pulmonaria (L.) Hoffm.

Süleyman H., Odabasoglu F., ASLAN A., Cakir A., Karagoz Y., Gocer F., ...More

Phytomedicine, vol.10, no.6-7, pp.552-557, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 6-7
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1078/094471103322331539
  • Journal Name: Phytomedicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.552-557
  • Keywords: Anti-inflammatory effect, Indomethacin, Lobaria pulmonaria, Paw edema, Rat
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: No


An aqeuous extract of Lobaria pulmonaria (L.) Hoffm., from which a tea is prepared and consumed as treatment for various diseases in northeastern Turkey, was tested for its anti-inflammatory and antiulcerogenic effects in rats. The carrageenan-induced paw edema, cotton pellet granuloma and indomethacin-induced gastric damage models were used to determine these effects. The extract exhibited moderate anti-inflammatory and strong antiulcerogenic activities.