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  • Journal title : TANG [HUMANITAS MEDICINE]
  • Volume 3, Issue 4,  2013, pp.27.1-27.13
  • Publisher : Association of Humanitas Medicine
  • DOI : 10.5667/tang.2013.0012
 Title & Authors
Anticonvulsant potential of some medicinal plants and their beneficial properties
Asif, Mohammad;
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 Abstract
Epilepsy has now become the most serious brain disorder. A number of synthetic antiepileptic drugs are available in practice, however their effectiveness does not grip true with the entire population suffering from epilepsy. Traditional systems of medicine are popular in developing countries and most of the population relies on traditional medicines for their primary health care need. Medicinal plants to be an important source of traditional medicines. Various plants are used for the treatment of epilepsy in traditional system of medicines and various plants are yet to be scientifically investigated. Phytoconstituents have been the basis of treatment of human diseases including epilepsy. Herbal products are extensively used for the treatment of many diseases worldwide and where allopathic fails or has severe side effects. Psycho neural drugs are also have very serious side effects like physical dependence, tolerance, deterioration of cognitive function and effect on respiratory, digestive and immune system. So the treatments through herbal medicines are widely used across the world due to their wide applicability and therapeutic efficacy with least side effects, which in turn has accelerated the research regarding natural therapy. In this review we have summarized some herbal antiepileptics.
 Keywords
anti epileptics;convulsions;herbs;side effects;
 Language
English
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