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Evaluation of Anti-epileptic Activity of Leaves of Leucas Cephalotes

Author(s) Priyanka Singh, Amar Kumar Mishra, Pragati Singh, Ranveer Singh
Country India
Abstract Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures, affecting millions of people worldwide. Despite advancements in therapeutic interventions, there remains a need for novel and effective treatments with fewer side effects. This study aimed to evaluate the anti-epileptic potential of Leucas cephalotes leaves through experimental models. The leaves of Leucas cephalotes were collected, dried, and subjected to extraction using suitable solvents. The obtained extract was then evaluated for acute toxicity using standard guidelines. Subsequently, anti-epileptic activity was assessed using chemically induced seizure models in rodents. Behavioral observations, seizure latency, duration, and severity were recorded to determine the extract's efficacy. Preliminary phytochemical analysis of the extract revealed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids, and phenolic compounds, which are known for their neurological effects. Acute toxicity testing indicated the safety of the extract at tested doses. In seizure models, the extract demonstrated a significant increase in seizure latency, reduction in seizure duration, and alleviation of seizure severity compared to control groups. These findings suggest that the leaves of Leucas cephalotes possess anti-epileptic properties, possibly attributed to the presence of bioactive compounds. Further studies are warranted to elucidate the underlying mechanisms and optimize dosage regimens for clinical application. Leucas cephalotes could emerge as a promising natural source for developing anti-epileptic agents with improved safety profiles.
Keywords Epilepsy, Leucas Cephalotes, Phytochemical analysis, bioactive compounds.
Field Chemistry > Pharmacy
Published In Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024
Published On 2024-04-02
Cite This Evaluation of Anti-epileptic Activity of Leaves of Leucas Cephalotes - Priyanka Singh, Amar Kumar Mishra, Pragati Singh, Ranveer Singh - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.16204
DOI https://doi.org/10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.16204
Short DOI https://doi.org/gtpw59

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