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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 340--343

The status and scope of Indian medicinal plants acting on central nervous system

AB Vaidya 
 

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Ayurveda has quite a sophisticated classification of medicinal plants, as per the dominant pharmacological/ therapeutic activity on mental functions etc. These need to be systematically evaluated by a multidisciplinary effort. The most interesting leads of CNS-active medicinal plants, which have emerged, besides Rauwolfia serpentina are (1) Mucuna pruriens for Parkinson«SQ»s disease (2) Withania somnifera, as anxiolytic (3) Centella asiatica and Bacopa monniera for learning and memory disorders (4) Acorus calamus as anxiolytic and (5) Ocimum sanctum as an antistress agent. The interface of molecular psvchiatrv and the active principles of some of these plants will be a major field for new developments in neuropharmacology and CNS-active drugs.


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Vaidya A B. The status and scope of Indian medicinal plants acting on central nervous system.Indian J Pharmacol 1997;29:340-343


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