Cognitive enhancement and neuroprotective effects of ancient ayurvedic medicinal plant celastrus paniculatus: An overview

Pai, Vasudev and Shreedhara, CS and Chandrashekar, KS and Pai, Aravinda and Kamath, Venkatesh B (2016) Cognitive enhancement and neuroprotective effects of ancient ayurvedic medicinal plant celastrus paniculatus: An overview. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 9 (8). pp. 1295-1298. ISSN 0974-3618

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Abstract

Celastrus paniculatus, commonly known as Malkangani and Jyothishmati. Which is a traditional medicinal plant used in Ayurveda used for various purposes as a memory enhancer, analgesic, antiepileptic agent, antiinflammatory and sedative. The seed extracts are extensively investigated for various neuropharmacological actions and other reports are available confirming that the plant and their extract have nontropic action. It is also evaluated for the analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anticonvulsantaction. The drug is also included in many formulations as one of the content which is available in market used for memory related problems. Alzheimer’s disease is a most common type of dementia characterized by progressive neuronal degeneration. Enhancement of the duration of life in human beings especially in developing as well as developed countries have resulted in increment in the patients number with dementia proportionally. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is considered to be one of the main death cause in aged and elderly people. Therefore, the present paper is a complete review of the various pharmacological effects especially Alzhiemers disease of Celastrus paniculatus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ayurvedic; medicinal plant; celastrus paniculatus; Alzheimer’s disease; neuroprotective action.
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacognosy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2016 09:23
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2016 09:23
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/147546

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