Isolation of a dual cox-2 and 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor from acacia

  • US 7,108,868 B2
  • Filed: 03/22/2002
  • Issued: 09/19/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/22/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for the treatment of a COX-2 and 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) mediated inflammatory condition comprising administering to a patient in need thereof an isolated and purified pharmaceutical composition comprising an organic extract from Acacia catechu;

  • wherein said extract is isolated by a method comprising;

    a) extracting the ground biomass Acacia catechu;

    andb) purifying said extract obtained from step a) to obtain an extract comprised of a mixture of flavans, said mixture of flavans consisting essentially of catechin and epicatechin.

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