Evaluation of anxiolytic activity of fruits of Feronia elephantum corr.

Author(s): S.B.Patil, M.S.Kondawar, G.M.Chavan, Nilofar S.Naikwade, C.S.Magdum

The objective of this study was to evaluate anxiolytic activity of aqueous extract of fruit of Feronia elephantum Corr. The models of anxiety, employed, were elevated plusmaze and light dark exploration paradigm. These models are pharmacologically validated.Aqueous extract of fruit at a concentration of 800 mg/kg showed significant anxiolytic activity by elevated plus maze test as well as extract at 1000 mg/kg dose showed good activity by light and dark exploration paradigmmethod.

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