International Journal of Medical Therapeutics
 
Year Of Started:      2015 Published By:   SBT JOURNALS
Frequency:   Quarterly ISSN:                2455-2836

EVALUATION OF ANTI-ANXIETY ACTIVITY OF ETHANOL AND n-HEXANE EXTRACTS OF ANTIGONON LEPTOPUS

Poonam Ranjan, Dilip Kumar Tiwari, Kishu Tripathi

Traditional system of medicine has been used to treat various diseases including anxiety. Antigonon leptopus (Polygonaceae) has been found to have many medicinal properties and the present study aims at evaluating its use as an anxiolytic. The light-dark and elevated plus-maze methods have been used to study its anxiolytic activity. In both the methods, ethanol and n-hexane extracts of Antigonon leptopus (EEAL and HEAL respectively) leaves seem to have significant anxiolytic activity.

 
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