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In this study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory effect of ostrich extract combined with Korean herbalmedicine (OEKHM) in the carrageenan-induced rat footpad edema. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were used. There were twoexperimental groups: OEKHM and control. After treatment with oral doses of 3 mL/180 g BW, the carrageenan-inducededema was slightly decreased in the OEKHMgroup. Moreover, OEKHM administration significantly suppressed both theinflammatory parameters, such as serum uric acid and the rheumatoid factor (RF), and the level of serum triglyceride (TG) andaspartic acid transaminase (AST) in carrageenan-induced paw edema in rats. On the contrary, OEKHM treatment increasedthe level of serum HDL-cholesterol. Based on the beneficial effect against either inflammation or serum cholesterol, wesuggest OEKHM can be used as functional food for anti-inflammatory activity and hypolipidemic activity.