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Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine

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Central nervous system depressant activityof Leonurus sibiricus

Firoj Ahmed, M Amirul Islam, MSK Choudhuri

Abstract


The methanol extract of aerial parts of Leonurus sibiricus was shown to possess central nervous system depressant action by significantly decreased the time of onset of sleep and potentiated the pentobarbital induced sleeping time in mice.

Keywords: Leonurus sibiricus, labiatae, central nervous depressant, sedation

Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine Vol. 9 2005: 35-37



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njnpm.v9i1.11832
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