A Review on Medicinal Plants Affecting Amnesia on Scopolamine Induced Model

  • Yash Prashar Rayat Institute of Pharmacy
  • N Gill Rayat Institute of Pharmacy
  • Sahil Kakkar Rayat Institute of Pharmacy
Keywords: Amnesia, Scopolamine, Acetylcholine esterase inhibitors, Memory


Scopolamine a cholinergic antagonist may cause amnesia in human and animal models. Amnesia induced by Scopolamine has been widely used to understand the biochemical and behavioral changes in rodents. This model can be used to describe the therapeutic targets of memory impairment. In this model the Scopolamine decreases the central cholinergic neuronal activity, block muscarinic receptor and induces oxidative stress. Cholinesterase inhibitors (Donepezil, tacrine, galantamine, and rivastigmine are widely used in the treatment of amnesia. These inhibitors showed non-significant effects. Therefore, herbal medicine can be the sources for the treatment of memory loss due to their Antiacethylcholine esterase and antioxidant activities. In this paper introducing the medicinal plants and their components affecting amnesia on the scopolamine induced model are discussed.

Author Biographies

Yash Prashar, Rayat Institute of Pharmacy

Rayat Institute of Pharmacy; Railmajra,
District SBS Nagar, Punjab, India

N Gill, Rayat Institute of Pharmacy

Rayat Institute of Pharmacy; Railmajra,
District SBS Nagar, Punjab, India


Sahil Kakkar, Rayat Institute of Pharmacy

Rayat Institute of Pharmacy; Railmajra,
District SBS Nagar, Punjab, India


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How to Cite
Prashar, Y., Gill, N. and Kakkar, S. 2014. A Review on Medicinal Plants Affecting Amnesia on Scopolamine Induced Model. PharmaTutor. 2, 12 (Dec. 2014), 20-28.