Clitoria ternatea Linn (CT) a perennial twing herb, steams are terete, more or less pubescent belongs to the family Fabaceae. It is a well-known plant in Indian traditional medicines for centuries. It is a highly valued herb as it acts as a rejuvenator for brain and nervous system. It is a main medhya drug, which has the property of improving the memory power and intellect. The roots, seeds and leaves of Clitoria ternatea Linn. have long been widely used as a brain tonic and is believed to endorse memory and intelligence. It is reported to have antidepressant, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic, local anesthetic, purgative and anti-diabetic activity. It is also used for treatment of snakebite and scorpion sting in India. This review presents a pragmatic description that deals with chemical constituents and neuropharmacological properties of C.ternatea for easy and better understanding of the outstanding medicinal potential of this very special plant.
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Jiji K N, P. Muralidharan. Neuropharmacological Potential of Clitoria ternatea Linn. - A Review. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2020; 13(11):5497-5502. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00960.9
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