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Evaluation of Antipsychotic Activity of Ethanolic Extract of Dhatryadi Ghrita on Wistar Rats

[ Vol. 8 , Issue. 3 ]


Rashmi S. Pal* and Amrita Mishra   Pages 213 - 237 ( 25 )


Objective: Herbal formulations based on plants are effective against psychosis. The effects of Dhatryadi Ghrita on Wistar rats against psychosis were investigated.

Background: An increased preference nowadays is obvious towards the use of herbal drugs in the treatment of chronic ailments. Treatment of psychiatric diseases has become easier, but the extrapyramidal motor disorders are the major adverse effect exists with most of the antipsychotic drugs.

Methods: For the assessment of neuroleptic activity of the ethanolic extract of Dhatryadi Ghrita, prepared with different antipsychotic animal models, three doses of the extract (100, 200 and 300 mg/kg) were used for the study with different animal models.

Results: A significant reduction of amphetamine-induced stereotype and conditioned avoidance response was observed in the extract-treated animals compared to control. Minor signs of catalepsy were visible in the extract-treated group as compared to the control group.

Conclusion: The study revealed that the extract may be possessing the property to alleviate the positive symptoms of Psychosis.


Anti-psychotic, dhatryadi Ghrita, rats, ethanolic extract, psychosis, amphetamine-induced stereotype.


Department of Pharmacy, PSIT, Kanpur, IFTM University, Moradabad

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