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The fundamental features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are continuous deficiency in social communication and interaction, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities. The reasons for autism are unclear, but various theories of genetics, immunity, biological and psycho-social factors have been proposed. Autism is a complex disorder with definite causes that usually co-occur. Kids with autism spectrum disorder tend to have thinner bones than kids without it, so bone-building foods are important. Although no medicine has been recognized to treat this disorder, Risperidone is the only drug approved by the FDA for children affected with autism spectrum disorder. Pharmacological treatment can be effective in reducing its signs, such as self-mutilation, aggregation, repetitive behaviors, hyper activity and sleeping disorders. Traditional uses of medicinal plants have become widely known among society for various diseases. Medicinal plants with Neuro protective effects on autism have been reported. Medicinal plants such as Curcuma longa, Zingiberofficinale, Terminaliachebula, Vitisvinifera, Prunusdulcis, Glycine max, Ginkgo bilobaandPunicagrantum have been claimed for Neuro protective effects and might be beneficial for this problem. Study on the medicinal plants for the treatment of autism would be a promising source for the preparation of new Anti-autism drugs.


Autism Neuro protective effects Medicinal herbs Risperidone

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V. Selvakumari, R. Senthamarai, T. ShriVijayaKirubha, P.Balasubramanian, & V.Kavitha. (2021). Herbal beneficiaries in autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Research in Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics, 8(3), 404-408.


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