Psychopharmacological Studies of Hydro Alcoholic Extract of Whole Plant of <i>Marsilea quadrifolia</i>

Authors

  • K. S. Reddy Kakatiya University
  • C. S. Reddy Kakatiya University
  • S. Ganapaty Andhra University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v4i1.8159

Keywords:

Marsilea quadrifolia, Hydro alcoholic extract, Muscle relaxant, Exploratory behaviour

Abstract

The hydro alcoholic extract of the entire plant Marsilea quadrifolia (HEMQ) was evaluated for different psychopharmacological actions such as behaviour, exploratory behaviour, muscle relaxant activity and phenobarbitone induced sleeping time. The extract was found to cause reduction in spontaneous activity, decrease in exploratory behavioural pattern by swimming and pole climbing test., reduction in the muscle relaxant by traction test. In addition, the extract signi?cantly potentiated the phenobarbitone-induced sleeping time.  Preliminary tests indicate that the hydro alcoholic extract of Marsilea quadrifolia in doses of 200-400 mg/kg has signi?cant psychopharmacological activity.

Keywords: Marsilea quadrifolia; Hydro alcoholic extract; Muscle relaxant; Exploratory behaviour.

© 2012 JSR Publications. ISSN: 2070-0237 (Print); 2070-0245 (Online). All rights reserved.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v4i1.8159

J. Sci. Res. 4 (1), 279-285 (2012)

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K. S. Reddy, Kakatiya University

Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry?

C. S. Reddy, Kakatiya University

Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Vaagdevi College of Pharmacy, Ramnagar, Hanamkonda, Warangal 506001, Andhra Pradesh, India

S. Ganapaty, Andhra University

S. Ganapaty

Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530 003, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Published

2011-12-26

How to Cite

Reddy, K. S., Reddy, C. S., & Ganapaty, S. (2011). Psychopharmacological Studies of Hydro Alcoholic Extract of Whole Plant of <i>Marsilea quadrifolia</i>. Journal of Scientific Research, 4(1), 279. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v4i1.8159

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Section B: Chemical and Biological Sciences