• Anticonvulsant Activity of Catharanthus Roseus Leaf

    Anticonvulsant Activity of Catharanthus Roseus Leaf

    Manisha Shinde*, Sanjay Chaudhari, Ritu Gilhotra

    Epilepsy is a neuropsychological disorder which causes seizures .The seizures are occurs due to imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters. In the present study the Petroleum ether extract of Catharanthusroseus at the dose of 100,200 and 400 mg/kg was screened for anticonvulsant activity using pentylenetetrazole induced seizure test model. From present study it was observed that at the dose of 400mg/kg the petroleum ether extract showed better anticonvulsant activity.