Short communication: Antiinflammatory effects of lycorine and haemanthidine

Çitoǧlu G., Tanker M., Gümüşel B.

Phytotherapy Research, vol.12, no.3, pp.205-206, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Title of Journal : Phytotherapy Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.205-206
  • Keywords: Amaryllidaceae, Antiinflammantory activity, Haemanthidene, Lycorine, Medicinal plants, Sternbergia clusiana


The antiinflammatory effects of lycorine and haemanthidine which were isolated from Sternbergia clusiana (Ker-Gawl.) Ker-Gawl ex Sprengel growing in Turkey were evaluated in mice by the carrageenan-induced oedema test. Antiinflammatory activities of lycorine and haemanthidine were higher than that of indomethacin.