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Anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant activity of Cassia fistula Linn. Seed Extract in Experimental Mice

Sinoria A.*, Irchhaiya R., Gupta S. and Lahariya V.

Institute of Pharmacy Bundelkhand University Jhansi - 284 001, Uttar Pradesh, India.



Phytochemical and pharmacological investigation was carried out on the seeds of Cassia fistula Linn plant for anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant activity in mice. The hydro-alcoholic extract of seeds of Cassia fistula (100, 200 and 400 mg/kg, p.o.) was studied for its anticonvulsant effect on maximal electroshock-induced seizures and muscle relaxant activity at the dose level using rota rod and traction test in mice. Preliminary phytochemical analysis revealed presence of saponin, carbohydrate, glycosides, flavonoids, tannin and phenolic compounds. Cassia fistula hydro-alcoholic extract (CFHE) (100, 200 and 400 mg/kg,p.o.) significantly (p

Year 2014 | Volume No. 51 | Issue No.5 | Page No. 33-38
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