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Antidepressant activity of Hibiscus esculentus L.

  title={Antidepressant activity of Hibiscus esculentus L.},
  author={Mohammad Ali Ebrahimzadeh and Seyed Mohammad Nabavi and Seyed Fazel Nabavi},
  journal={European review for medical and pharmacological sciences},
  volume={17 19},
OBJECTIVES Hibiscus (H.) esculentus L. (Okra) is distributed from Africa to Asia, Southern European and America and widely used as food. The aim of present study was to investigate antidepressant activity of Okra seeds and leaves. MATERIALS AND METHODS Antidepressant activity of methanolic extracts were evaluated by forced swimming test (FST) and tail suspension tests (TST). Also, total phenol and flavonoid contents were measured by Folin Ciocalteau and AlCl3 assays, respectively. RESULTS… 

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