Abstract Title:

Phytochemical Screening, Antidepressant and Analgesic Effects of Aqueous Extract of Anethum graveolens L. From Southeast of Morocco.

Abstract Source:

Am J Ther. 2016 Feb 11. Epub 2016 Feb 11. PMID: 26872137

Abstract Author(s):

Latifa El Mansouri, Dalila Bousta, Amal El Youbi-El Hamsas, Smahane Boukhira, Hassane Akdime

Article Affiliation:

Latifa El Mansouri


This study aims to investigate the antidepressant and analgesic properties of the aqueous extract of Anethum graveolens L. from South of Morocco (Rissani-Errachidia region). Extract of plant is obtained by aqueous decoction and administered to Wistar rats orally. The extract has a significant antidepressant and analgesic effects compared with the drug references (sertraline and tramadol) without any adverse effects. The dose of 250 mg/kg, body weight shows the best antidepressant and analgesic effects than 1 g/kg, body weight. Phytochemical study of the aqueous extract of the plant has to show its highlight in polyphenols, flavonoids, and tannins.

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