Methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves improves spatial memory deficits in the 6-hydroxydopamine-lesion rodent model of Parkinson's disease.

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Summary of "Methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves improves spatial memory deficits in the 6-hydroxydopamine-lesion rodent model of Parkinson's disease."

While the Hibiscus asper Hook.f. (Malvaceae) is a traditional herb largely used in tropical region of the Africa as vegetable, potent sedative, tonic and restorative, anti-inflammatory and antidepressive drug, there is very little scientific data concerning the efficacy of this.

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Department of Agriculture, Cattle farming and Derived products, High Institute of the Sahel, University of Maroua, Cameroon.

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Name: Journal of ethnopharmacology
ISSN: 1872-7573
Pages: 773-9

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