Evaluation of Anti-Depressant Activity of Hydro Alcoholic Extract Of Triticum Aestivum
PharmaTutor (August- 2014)
ISSN: 2347 - 7881
(Volume 2, Issue 8)
Received On: 11/06/2014; Accepted On: 12/06/2014; Published On: 01/08/2014
A.U.College of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Waltair, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
The present study was designed to screen anti-depressant activity of Hydro alcoholic extract of Triticum Aestivum using Chronic models (14 day study) of Tail suspension test (TST) and Forced Swim Test (FST) in Swiss Albino rats. Wheat grass were collected and authenticated. Extraction of dried wheat grass was carried out using a Soxhlet apparatus to obtain its Hydro alcoholic extract. The extract of Triticum Aestivum showed the significant anti-depressant activity comparable to the standard drug. The oral administration of Triticum Aestivum extract at doses 200 mg/kg & 400 mg/kg respectively as compared to the control treated group showed an anti-depressant activity comparable to that of standard drug.
The anti-depressant effects of Triticum Aestivum extract seem to be mainly associated with the activation of dopaminergic system and possess potential anti-depressant activity.
How to cite this article: K Charan; Evaluation of Anti-Depressant Activity of Hydro Alcoholic Extract of Triticum Aestivum; PharmaTutor; 2014; 2(8); 224-225