Nyctanthes arbor-tristis to treat depression

Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology News | Feature | 20 June 2016

Summary: The extract of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis leaf shows antidepressant effect in mice.

Source: Maharishi Markandeshwar University

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis is a plant used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine. The scientist from Haryana (India) Prof. Sumeet Gupta and his team have shown the protective effect of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis extracts and in combination with fluoxetine on stress-induced depression in mice. Of the three extracts tested, hydroethanol extracts showed a very significant and promising anti-depressant like activity. The result is published in a recent issue of Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology.

Photograph: Mouse is used for tail suspension test