Sachchidanand Pathak*, L Singh, T Singh, S K Sharma
Sunder Deep Pharmacy College,
Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
This article has been made to review of following plants used for the antiepileptic activity. The plant sources of India are likely to provide effective antiepileptic agents. Herbs have a vital role in the prevention and treatment of convulsion. The phytochemical exploration of these herbs has contributed to some extent in this race for the discovery of new antiepileptic drugs (AED). In recent years owing to the fear of side effects people prefer more and more use of natural plant products for convulsions. This review also helps to summarize the diverse methodologies and ways to evaluate the potential natural compounds having antiepileptic activity.
Convulsion is the second most common neurologic disorder after stroke. Approximately 1% of the world’s population has convulsion, it is a condition where the patient suffers from recurrent seizures. Control to seizures numerous conventional drugs came into existence. Most of the epileptic patients need polytherapy of conventional anticonvulsants and still not 100% cured.
The major drawback due to these agents is their chronic side effects and drug interactions which restrict its use. On the other hand nature has provided us plants to be used as natural remedy for diseases with least side effects and insignificant drug interactions. This has motivated the researchers towards herbal remedy for anticonvulsant activity. In this review, herbal drugs have been discussed with more emphasis on the research advancements of traditional or herbal anticonvulsants.