A REVIEW STUDY ON ANTIDEPRESSANT ACTIVITY SHOWN IN HERBAL PLANTS
Mohd. Mohiuddin Shareef* and Dr. E. Bhavya
Depression is a heterogeneous psychological condition, categorized and handled in several specific forms. While a variety of medications are being used as routine medication for psychologically depressed patients, they have negative consequences that could compromise medical care. Thus, it is worth searching at antidepressants from plants with proven advantage and beneficial risk gain. A variety of medicinal plants and medicinal products extracted from these plants have displayed antidepressant effects by means of their medicinal constituents. Due to decreased levels of monoamines such as noradrenaline, dopamine and serotonin in brain results in depression. Therefore medications which recover the decreased amounts of such monoamines in the brain either through inhibiting monoamine oxidase or through inhibiting the reuptake of such neurotransmitters in the treatment of depression may be beneficial. This analysis focuses on the formulations focused on therapeutic plants and plants that have antidepressant efficacy in animal and human studies.
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