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Zhong Yao Cai. 2003 Dec;26(12):870-3.

[Effect of total triterpenes from Centella asiatica on the depression behavior and concentration of amino acid in forced swimming mice].

[Article in Chinese]

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School of Pharmacy, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the antidepressant activity of total triterpenes from Centella asiatica in forced swimming test.

METHODS:

Mice were randomly divided into control group, model group and treatment group. The effect of total triterpenes from Centella asiatica on the immobility time in forced swimming mice and concentration of amino acid in mice brain tissue was observed.

RESULTS:

Imipramine and total triterpenes from Centella asiatica reduced the immobility time and ameliorated the imbalance of amino acid levels.

CONCLUSION:

The total triterpenes from Centella asiatica had antidepressant activity.

PMID:
15058206
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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