Nasir Ali, Sunil Kumar and Gyan Singh
The study of investigation showed that the ethanolic extract of Alpinia Calcarata rhizomes possess anti asthmatic activity. The antioxidant and anti- inflammatory property of the plant also supports its anti-asthmatic property. Drugs effective in asthma are mostly steroidal in nature. Phytochemical analysis showed presence of flavonoid and steroids. The anti-asthmatic property showed by the plant may be because of these chemical moieties. The results obtained in the study supports the traditional and also demands further research and to isolate and characterize active principles responsible for anti- asthmatic activity.
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