[The anti-inflammation effects of Smilax china ethylacetate extract in rats and mice].
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2006 Feb;31(3):239-43. PMID: 16573008
Full Citation: "OBJECTIVE: To study the anti-inflammations of the ethyl acetate extract of S. china on acute and chronic inflammations. METHOD: The rat paw edema induced by egg-albumin, the ear edema and the foot edema of mice induced by xylene and formaldehyde, the increased vascular permeability of capillary induced by intraperitoneal injection of 0.7% acetic acid in mice were used to study on the acute, early inflammations and chronic inflammation for the ethyl acetate extract of S. china. RESULT: The extract (50-100 g x kg(-1)) could significantly decrease the rat paw edema, and inhibit the ear edema, the increased vascular permeability and the foot edema of mice. CONCLUSION: The ethyl acetate extract of S. china possesses remarkable anti-inflammatory effects on acute inflammation, and also displays anti-inflammatory effects on the chronic inflammation at a certain extent."