Psychopharmacological Studies of Hydro Alcoholic Extract of Whole Plant of <i>Marsilea quadrifolia</i>
Keywords:Marsilea quadrifolia, Hydro alcoholic extract, Muscle relaxant, Exploratory behaviour
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.
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J. Sci. Res. 4 (1), 279-285 (2012)
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