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Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology


ISSN (Print): 1389-2010
ISSN (Online): 1873-4316

Review Article

Anti-anxiety Properties of Selected Medicinal Plants

Author(s): Asmatullah Khan, Muhammad Akram, Muthu Thiruvengadam*, Muhammad Daniyal, Shahbaz Ahmad Zakki, Naveed Munir, Rida Zainab*, Mojtaba Heydari, Seyed Hamdollah Mosavat, Maksim Rebezov and Mohammad Ali Shariati

Volume 23, Issue 8, 2022

Published on: 14 January, 2022

Page: [1041 - 1060] Pages: 20

DOI: 10.2174/1389201022666210122125131

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Exploration of new drugs targeting anxiety treatment is a major concern worldwide. Medicinal plants are being used as a potential source of novel drugs for anxiety disorders. The objective of this review is to provide information about the healing outcomes of anxiety treatment with natural products. Valeriana officinalis, Citrus aurantium, Commelina benghalensis, Achyranthes aspera, Mimosa pudica, Achillea millefolium, Nymphaea alba, Leonurus cardiac, Camellia sinensis, Turnera aphrodisiaca, Crataegus oxyacantha and Piper methysticum showed promising effects on anxiety in animal models. In clinical studies, passion flower, kava, valerian, St John's wort, and hwagandha showed the most positive results. More studies are needed for the exploration of the antianxiety of medicinal plants. In drugs derived from natural sources have explored many components that are playing an essential role in curing anxiety disorders and associated complications.

Keywords: Anxiety, anti-anxiety agents, natural products, medicinal plant, traditional medicine, GABA.

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