Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 4A Page No.: 1610-1613 April-June 2013

 

ANTI-NARCOSIS EFFECTS OF ESSENTIAL OIL OF Rosa damascena MILL AFTER INHALATION IN RATS

 

Munawwar H.K.*, Raza M. 1 and Shariq Zafar2

1. Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine Sir J.J. Hospital, Mumbai (INDIA)
2. Departmen M.I.J Unani Med. College Mumbai (INDIA)

 

Received on : November 07, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

Ibn Baytar says that according to Zakariya Al-Razi, the rose suppresses the Khumar (narcosis). Hence an experiment was undertaken to determine the anti-narcosis properties of the essential oil of rose. The sodium pentobarbitone induced hypnosis test was carried in rats . The rats were divided in two groups. The test group was given inhalation of rose oil while control group was given inhalation of distilled water. The analysis of Pantobarbitone-induced sleeping time in rats reveals that the sleeping time in the test group was less than one-third of the control group and extremely significant difference was found confirming the anti-narcosis effects of inhalation of essential oil of Rosa damscena Mill.

 

Keywords : Rose, Sodium pentobarbitone, Rosa damscena Mill, Anti-narcosis, Rats

 

 

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