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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 3)
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Phytochemical Screening and Evaluation of Anesthetic Effects of Qurs saffron (A Herbal Medicine)

Naveed Ullah
Corresponding Author:  Naveed Ullah 

Key words:  Anesthetic effect, Qurs saffron, phtochemical screening, , , ,
Vol. 3 , (3): 131-133
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2011 May, 09 2011 June, 10 2011 June, 20

Qurs saffron (herbal tablets) is used so widely as an analgesic for the treatment of gout through the Asia. And it is believed to be so safe because of its herbal properties. Therefore its effects on all the body functions are the need of hour to confirm the safety of this product for human health. In the current study the qualitative phytochemical screening of the product revealed that, it have excess quantity of alkaloids, moderate amount of saponin and carbohydrates. The alkaloids present in the product may be responsible of anti- gout effect. The anesthetic effect of the product were also checked, which were found to be negative. No comparable anesthetic effect was noted to that of xylocaine. From the current study it can be concluded that the product is effective for the use as anti-gout, and safe from the anesthetic effect.
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Naveed Ullah, 2011. Phytochemical Screening and Evaluation of Anesthetic Effects of Qurs saffron (A Herbal Medicine).  Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 3(3): 131-133.
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