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Neha R. Pathak1 , Abhijeet R. Deshmukh2*, Pradeep C. Dave3 , Padmashree P. Patil4 , Kishor B. Charhate5 , Bapu D. Kamble6 , Sourav Mohanto7 , Hemant A. Sawarkar 8
» doi: 10.48047/ecb/2023.12.9.95


Introduction: The traditional medicinal system of India, Ayurveda, has mentioned Cordia Obliqua as a potential treatment for various ailments. In the current research, the extracts of Cordia Obliqua was examined to evaluate their antidepressant potential. Materials and methods: Here, green leaves of Cordia Obliqua were used to prepare chloroform, ethanol, and aqueous extracts (referred to as CdCe, CdEe, and CdAe respectively). The research focused on investigating the antidepressant effects of these extracts using behavioral models in experimental animals. Additionally, locomotor activity was assessed as part of the evaluation process. Results: Immobility time was reduced with CdEe Cordia Obliqua rFST & mTST when at 200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg body weight. The CdAe showed reduction in immobility time in the repeated rFST) at 400 mg/kg, while in the mTST, significant effects were observed at 200 and 400 mg/kg. Regarding the chloroform extract, it only exhibited a significant reduction in immobility time in the modified Tail Suspension Test (mTST) at a low dose of 200 mg/kg. However, no noticeable change in motor dysfunction was observed with CCl4 and aqueous extracts at doses of 200 and 400 mg/kg. It is worth noting that the chloroform extract (CdCe) did lead to a significant decrease in locomotor activity at the same dosage level. Taken together, these findings suggest that extracts obtained from Cordia Obliqua leaves may possess antidepressant properties.

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