Volume : V, Issue : XII, December - 2015

EVALUATION OF ANTIDEPRESSANT– LIKE ACTIVITY OF AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF MUSA SAPEINTUM (FLOWERS) IN MICE.

Dr. Sarita Panigrahy, Dr. V. Seshayamma, Dr. G. Hari Jagannadharao, Dr. N. Sivakumar, Mrs. B. Anusha

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Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) are grown extensively throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. ‘Bananas’ refers to all the members of the genus Musa. By literature survey different parts of Musa sapeintum have been studied for hypoglycaemic activity, hypolipidemic, anti hypertensive, wound healing, diuretic, anti ulcerogenic activities .The banana peel extract and banana fruit were found to have anti depressant activities. But there is no sufficient evidence in literature for anti depressant activity of banana flowers. As it is well known by some experts that banana flowers contain magnesium and it reduces anxiety and boost the mood, so it is said to be natural antidepressant without any side effects. Hence the present investigation was undertaken to study the anti–depressant activity of aqueous extract of Musa sapeintum (AEMS) flower using FORCED SWIMMING TEST (FST) as an experimental animal model method.

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Dr. Sarita panigrahy, Dr. V.Seshayamma, Dr. G. Hari Jagannadharao, Dr.N.Sivakumar, Mrs. B. Anusha Evaluation of Antidepressant- Like Activity of Aqueous Extract of Musa Sapeintum (Flowers) in Mice. Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.5, Issue : 12 December 2015


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