JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.226, pp.11-16, 2018 (SCI-Expanded)
Article / Article
JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
Anthemis wiedemanniana, Antidepressant, Asteraceae, Forced swimming test, Tail suspension test, SESQUITERPENE LACTONES, HEDYOSMUM-BRASILIENSE, TRADITIONAL MEDICINE, FOLK MEDICINE, ESSENTIAL OIL, TURKEY, MICE, L., DEPRESSION, ASTERACEAE
Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated:
Ethnopharmacological relevance: Many of the currently available antidepressants have serious adverse effects and are also expensive. Traditional medicines are major sources of original drugs, and their role in effective treatment is remarkable. In Turkish folk medicine, decoctions and infusions are prepared from the flowers of Anthemis wiedemanniana Fisch. & Mey. They exert antispasmodic and sedative effects and are also used for treating urinary inflammations. The present study was designed to evaluate the antidepressant activity of A. wiedemanniana, which is used against central nervous system disorders in Turkish folk medicine.