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Title: Central nervous system stimulant actions of Alpinia galanga (L.) rhizome: A preliminary study
Authors: Saha, Sayan
Banerjee, Sugato
Keywords: Alpinia galanga;Mice;Rhizome;Stimulant
Issue Date: Oct-2013
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Methanolic and ethyl acetate extract of A. galanga showed significant central nervous system (CNS) stimulant activity in mice using actophotometer and rotarod test. CNS stimulation at a dose of 500 mg/kg was comparable with standard drugs caffeine and amphetamine derivative modalart. The extracts did not shown any depressant effect in forced swim or tail suspension tests. It can be concluded that A. galanga rhizome may have stimulant activity in mice and the active constituents responsible for this effect is present both in crude methanolic extract as well as in ethyl acetate fraction of methanolic extract of this plant species.
Page(s): 828-832
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.51(10) [October 2013]

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