Thursday, August 09, 2018 by Edsel Cook
The cockscomb (Celosia cristata) is an ornamental vegetable that is used as an analgesic in Bangladeshi ethnomedicine. A Bangladeshi study reported that the methanol extract of the plant possessed strong antinociceptive activity.
The Stamford University Bangladesh supported the study. Its findings were published in the science journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
The researchers believe that their findings provided scientific basis for the use of the cockscomb as an analgesic in traditional Bangladeshi medicine. They also suggest further investigation to identify the active ingredients behind the antinociceptive effect of the plant.
You can read the full study at this link.
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Islam S, Shajib MS, Ahmed T. ANTINOCICEPTIVE EFFECT OF METHANOL EXTRACT OF CELOSIA CRISTATA LINN. IN MICE. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 22 October 2016;16(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12906-016-1393-5.