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Anti epileptic activity of some medicinal plants

Author(s): Saba HASAN | Vibhash DWIVEDI | Manisha MISRA | Prashant K SINGH | Farhan HASHMI | Tauseef AHMED

Journal: International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
ISSN 2249-4340

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 354;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Withania | Anti Convulsant activity | Caesalpinia | Nootropic agent | Phytotherapy

Epilepsy is a neuropsychological disorder, caused due to discharge of neurotransmitter. From time immemorial, plants have been used for their healing and therapeutic abilities, thus healing action. The aim of the present study was to highlight the anti epileptic activity of some medicinally important plants like Withania somnifera (amhar), Ocimum sanctum, Brahmi grihta (bacopa), Catharanthus roseus, Caesalpinia crista, Citrus sinensis, Datura stramonium, Ricinus communis, Terminalia glaucescens, Tetrapleura tetraptera, Senna singuena, Jatropha gossypiifolia, Mentha cardifolia. The role of such plants, with specific properties of their parts has been demonstrated and proved in earlier studies. This paper reviews the potential of such plants that can be explored to ascertain anti epileptic activity.
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