The butanol fraction of Eclipta prostrata (Linn) increases the formation of brain acetylcholine and decreases oxidative stress in the brain and serum of cesarean-derived rats.

@article{Kim2010TheBF,
  title={The butanol fraction of Eclipta prostrata (Linn) increases the formation of brain acetylcholine and decreases oxidative stress in the brain and serum of cesarean-derived rats.},
  author={D S Kim and Sung Hyen Lee and Joo-Heon Hong and Hyun Soon Lillehoj and Hong-Ju Park and Seung-Gyo Rhie and Gun-Soon Lee},
  journal={Nutrition research},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 8},
  pages={579-84}
}
Eclipta prostrata has been used as a traditional medicinal plant to prevent dementia and to enhance memory in Asia. Its potential as a nootropic and as an antioxidant have been reported in mice. We hypothesized that Eclipta may affect the formation of neurotransmitters and the inhibition of oxidative stress. Charles River cesarean-derived rats (male, 180 ± 10 g) were fed experimental diets supplemented with 0 mg (control), 25 mg (E25), 50 mg (E50), or 100 mg (E100) of a freeze-dried butanol… CONTINUE READING
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