Phyto-Pharmacological Effect of Nine Medicinal Plants as a Traditional Treatment on Depression
Researcher in Agroecology, Parsiteb Kohan Company, Paprika, Iran
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- Bakhshaei S
Researcher in Agroecology
Parsiteb Kohan Company (Paprika), Iran
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Received Date: May 22, 2017; Accepted Date: May 26, 2017; Published Date: June 06, 2017
Citation: Bakhshaei S (2017) Phyto-Pharmacological Effect of Nine Medicinal Plants as a Traditional Treatment on Depression. J Appl Pharm 9:244. doi: 10.21065/1920-4159.1000244
Copyright: © 2017 Bakhshaei S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Anxiety, stress and depression are characterized by widespread and highly comorbid psychiatric conditions in the world that are defined as a negative emotional experience and are associated with biochemical, cognitive, behavioural and psychological changes. Herbal medicine has been widely used among suffering and anxiety disorders since ancient times. The modern pharmacological therapy is costly and associated with multiple side effects resulting in patient non-compliance. Thus there is a need to explore alternative therapies particularly from herbal sources as these are cost effective and possess minimal side effects. This review investigates the available studies on the pharmacological effects of some medicinal plants on depression. The studied plants include: Melissa officinalis, Lavandula angustifolia, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Viola odorata, Echium amoneum, Valeriana officinalis, Aloysia triphylla, Citrus aurantium and Salix aegyptica. The present article is a comprehensive review of the pharmacological properties, especially anti-depressants, anti-anxiety of nine medicinal plants that could be useful for clinical studies to produce an herbal product which use treat depression.