Activity of a traditional South African epilepsy remedy in the GABA-benzodiazepine receptor assay.

@article{Jger2005ActivityOA,
  title={Activity of a traditional South African epilepsy remedy in the GABA-benzodiazepine receptor assay.},
  author={A. J{\"a}ger and S. P. Mohoto and F. V. Van Heerden and A. Viljoen},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={
          603-6
        }
}
Aqueous and ethanol extracts of six plants, Acrotome inflata, Aptosimum indivisum, Asparagus suaveolens, Barleria bolusii, Commiphora marlothii and Sesamum triphyllum, which constitute an ancient Northern Sotho remedy for epilepsy, Sehlare sa Seebana, was tested in the GABA(A)-benzodiazepine receptor binding assay. Both aqueous and ethanol extracts of Aptosimum indivisum and Asparagus suaveolens and the aqueous extract of Commiphora marlothii showed good dose-dependent activity. The ethanol… Expand
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