NEUROPHARMACOLOGICAL PROFILE OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF ANACYCLUS PYRETHRUM IN ALBINO WISTAR RATSAbstract
The present study was carried out to evaluate CNS activity of ethanolic extract of roots of Anacyclus pyrethrum that includes general behavior studies, sedative, muscle relaxant, anxiolytic, nootropic activity and antidepressant studies in rats. The results reveal potential neuropharmacological activity of Anacyclus pyrethrum as nootropic and also having antidepressant property. Further neurochemical investigation can unravel the mechanism of action of plant drug with respect to nootropic and antidepressant activity. Preliminary investigation showed that ethanolic extract of Anacyclus pyrethrum has significant neuropharmacological activity.
K. Sujith*, V. Suba and C. Ronald Darwin
Department of Pharmacology, K. K. College of Pharmacy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
26 April, 2011
25 July, 2011
29 July, 2011
01 August, 2011