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Viburnum opulus Belongs to the family Adoxaceae. Depressions are widespread psychiatric disorders affecting around 5% of the population. Furthermore, it is difficult to predict which patient will respond to any given treatment. In the traditional systems of medicine, many plants have been used to treat anxiety and depression for thousands of years. The present study was designed to evaluate the antidepressant activity of the alcoholic and aqueous extracts of Viburnum opulus leaves in rodents. The antidepressant activity was tested by using forced swim test and Open Field Test. The results infer that reduced immobility time elicits antidepressant activity. It was concluded that alcoholic and aqueous extracts of Viburnum opulus leaves having antidepressant activity. Alcoholic extract of Viburnum opulus leaves showing more significant activity over the aqueous extract.


Viburnum opulus, Antidepressant activity, forced swim test, Open Field Test

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Bethal Abhinethri, Ch.Srinivas, & RamyaSri.S. (2022). Screening of antidepressant activity of bouganvillae spectabillis in wistar albino rats. International Journal of Research in Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics, 11(4), 192-197.


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