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Abstract Title:

Study of Sedative-Hypnotic Effects of Aloe vera L. Aqueous Extract through Behavioral Evaluations and EEG Recording in Rats.

Abstract Source:

Iran J Pharm Res. 2016 ;15(1):293-300. PMID: 27610170

Abstract Author(s):

Fatemeh Abdollahnejad, Mahmoud Mosaddegh, Sanaz Nasoohi, Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Mehrdad Faizi

Article Affiliation:

Fatemeh Abdollahnejad


In this study, we investigated the sedative and hypnotic effects of the aqueous extract of Aloe vera on rats. In order to evaluate the overall hypnotic effects of the Aloe vera extract, open field and loss of righting reflex tests were primarily used. The sedative and hypnotic effects of the extract were then confirmed by detection of remarkable raise in the total sleeping time through analysis of electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings of animals. Analysis of the EEG recordings showed that there is concomitant change in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and None Rapid Eye Movement (NREM) sleep in parallel with the prolonged total sleeping time. Results of the current research show that the extract has sedative-hypnotic effects on both functional and electrical activities of the brain.

Study Type : Animal Study

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