Comparative pharmacological study of hydroethanol extracts ofPassiflora alata andPassiflora edulis leaves Academic Article uri icon

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  • Several species of the genus Passiflora, known in Brazil as "maracuj├í", have widespread use in folk medicine as sedatives and tranquillizers. The anxiolytic activity of hydroethanol extracts of P. alata and P. edulis leaves was evaluated using the elevated plus-maze test. The extracts presented anxiolytic activity in dosages around 50, 100 and 150 mg/kg.


  • Petry, Raquel D
  • Reginatto, Fl vio
  • de-Paris, Fernanda
  • Gosmann, Grace
  • Salgueiro, Jennifer B
  • Quevedo, Jo O
  • Kapczinski, Flavio
  • Ortega, George Gonz lez
  • Schenkel, Eloir Paulo

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  • March 2001