Central nervous system depressant activityof Leonurus sibiricus

  • Firoj Ahmed Pharmacy Discipline, Khulna University, Khutna-9208, Bangladesh
  • M Amirul Islam Pharmacy Discipline, Khulna University, Khutna-9208, Bangladesh
  • MSK Choudhuri Department of Pharmacy, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Bangladesh

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
Published
2006-08-14
Section
Articles

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