Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2014)
Anxiolytic and antidepressant properties of Aegle marmelos: An overview.
Author(s): C. Rajeshkannan, S. Murugesan, G. Lakshmanan
Abstract: Aegle marmelos belongs to Rutaceae family, well known ancient ayurvedic medicinal tree commonly known as the Bael. It is medium sized tree growing throughout the forest of India of altitude 1200 meter. It is found all over India, from sub-Himalayan forest, Bengal, central and south India. The different parts of this plant contain number of coumarins, alkaloids, sterols and essential oils. Various parts of this plant such as leaves, roots, seed, bark and fruit, possess anti-microfilarial, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, hypoglycaemic, anti dyslipidemic, immunomodulatory, antiproliferative, wound healing, anti-fertility, and insecticidal activity. Especially this study has been conducted to review the anxiolytic and antidepressant activity of A. marmelos. Among all the tissues leaf has been proved by the earlier researchers, which is potential for the treatment anxiolytic and antidepressant activity. Therefore the remaining tissue like fruits has not been proved to possess anxiolytic and antidepressant property. Therefore the study has confirmed that no reports are available to confirm the potentiality of fruit of A. marmelos against anxiolytic and antidepressant activity.
How to cite this article:
C. Rajeshkannan, S. Murugesan, G. Lakshmanan. Anxiolytic and antidepressant properties of Aegle marmelos: An overview.. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2014; 3(1): 118-122.