Pharmacological evaluation of the extracts of Sphaeranthus indicus flowers on anxiolytic activity in mice

@article{Ambavade2006PharmacologicalEO,
  title={Pharmacological evaluation of the extracts of Sphaeranthus indicus flowers on anxiolytic activity in mice},
  author={Sd Ambavade and Na Mhetre and Vd Tate and S. Bodhankar},
  journal={Indian Journal of Pharmacology},
  year={2006},
  volume={38},
  pages={254-259}
}
  • Sd Ambavade, Na Mhetre, +1 author S. Bodhankar
  • Published 2006
  • Chemistry
  • Indian Journal of Pharmacology
  • Objective: The objective of the study was to investigate the anxiolytic activity of petroleum ether, alcohol and water extracts, obtained from the flowers of Sphaeranthus indicus Linn, in mice. Materials and Methods: Elevated plus maze (EPM), open field test (OFT) and foot-shock induced aggression (FSIA) were the screening tests used to assess the anxiolytic activity of the extracts on mice. Diazepam (1 mg/kg) served as the standard anxiolytic agent. Results: The animals receiving extracts or… CONTINUE READING
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