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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 574-577

Anti-anxiety activity of Coriandrum sativum assessed using different experimental anxiety models


Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur 302 004, India

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Poonam Mahendra
Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur 302 004
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.84975

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Interest in alternative medicine and plant-derived medications that affect the "mind" is growing. The aim of present study was to explore the anti-anxiety activity of hydroalcoholic extract of Coriandrum sativum (Linn.) using different animal models (elevated plus maze, open field test, light and dark test and social interaction test) of anxiety in mice. Diazepam (0.5 mg/kg) was used as the standard and dose of hydroalcoholic extract of C. sativum fruit (50, 100 and 200 mg/kg) was selected as per OECD guidelines. Results suggested that extract of C. sativum at 100 and 200 mg/kg dose produced anti-anxiety effects almost similar to diazepam, and at 50 mg/kg dose did not produce anti-anxiety activity on any of the paradigm used. Further studies are needed to identify the anxiolytic mechanism(s) and the phytoconstituents responsible for the observed central effects of the hydroalcoholic extract of C. sativum.






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