Immunostimulatory activities of Withania somnifera root extract in dexamethasone induced immunocompromised mice and in vitro model
Priyambada Kumaria, Shanker K. Singhb, Umesh Dimrib, Meena Katariac, Sushma Ahlawata
aDepartment of Biochemistry, Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University, Allahabad-211007 (U.P.) India
bDivision of Medicine, cDivision of Biochemistry, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar-243 122, Bareilly, (U.P.) India
Clitoria ternatea (Family: Fabaceae) commonly known as 'Butterfly pea', a traditional Ayurvedic medicine, has been used as memory enhancer, antistress, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, tranquilizing and sedative agent. The extracts of Clitoria ternatea possess a wide range of pharmacological activities including antimicrobial, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic, antidiabetic properties. This review is an effort to explore the chemical constituents and the pharmacological study of Clitoria ternatea, which have long been in clinical use in Ayurvedic medicine.
Dexamethasone; immunostimulatory; lymphocyte proliferation; mice; Withania somnifera