Hygeia journal for drugs and medicines


Herbs Used for Brain Disorders
Hygeia J. D. Med. Vol.2 (1) 2010, 38-45

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*Sandhya S, Vinod KR, Sravan Kumar

Nalanda College of Pharmacy, Nalgonda, A.P. 50800, India

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Human brain disorders vary a wide rage which includes Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression, epilepsy, schizophrenia, anxiety, Huntington’s disease etc. Psychotherapeutics does not meet properly for therapeutic possibilities for majority of patients with mental health problems but herbal remedies are ultimate therapeutic hope for such patients. Many synthetic drugs because of many unwanted but unavoidable side effects have poor patient compliance. Therefore herbal treatment is being preferred over conventional treatments. Much attention and so scope is drawn towards herbal remedy of many brain disorders. This session covers a broad spectrum of natural drugs used in specific brain disorders. This topic also discusses the source of active constituent and specific part of the plant being used.


Keywords: Reverse pharmacology, Bioavailability, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Depression, Epilepsy, Schizophrenia, and Anxiety.

Article Outline
1. Introduction
2. Details of Plants having CNS activity
3. Discussion

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