Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part B (2016)
Herbal CNS stimulants
Author(s): Madhura Mestry, Dr. Amrita Bajaj, Dr. Meenal Rane and Kausani Lalan
Abstract: This review article draws the attention to many plant species possessing central nervous system (CNS) stimulant activity. CNS stimulants are classified on the basis of their pharmacological action such as psychostimulants, psychoanaleptic and Cognition enhancers. Psychostimulants such as Tea, Coffee, and Cocoa are used to induce temporary improvements in mental and physical function by enhancing the (CNS). Psychoanaleptics such as Ephedra, Khat, and St. John's wort are used in weight reduction treatment. Cognition Enhancers such as Ginkgo and Gotu kola is used to improve memory and also used in treatment of vertigo, short term memory loss, lack of attention. The article also discusses the novel approaches for formulation development of herbal CNS stimulants and plants which are in research.
How to cite this article:
Madhura Mestry, Dr. Amrita Bajaj, Dr. Meenal Rane and Kausani Lalan. Herbal CNS stimulants. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2016; 4(6): 109-116.