A Review on Some Medicinal Plants of North- East India Region Used in the Treatment of Central Nervous System Disorders

  • VENESSA NATH Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, 786004, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5721-0744
  • PARISHMITA BURAGOHAIN Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, 786004, India
  • HEMANTA KUMAR SHARMA Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, 786004, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2632-4903


Background: Central nervous system (CNS) disorders are a group of neurological disorders concerned with behaviour, coordination and functioning of the brain and the spinal cord. The CNS is the site of processing various informations. It interprets and evaluates the information and as result, the CNS responds accordingly and controls the body. Any defects or disorders of the Central nervous system may cause degeneration of the organs and tissues associated with it, loss of coordination, paralysis, etc. These disorders may be hereditary or due to injuries to the brain and spinal cord. Although, these disorders are being cured with medicaments, many plant species are also seen to be effective in its treatment. Objective: the main objective of this article is to underline the potentials and the needs for the documentation of the ecological knowledge of herbal medicines of the north east India region, necessary for the greater well-being of mankind in the prevention and cure of CNS disorders. Methods: an extensive literature survey was carried out through various databases like Google Scholar, Pubmed, Sciencedirect etc to support this review. All the collected information was analyzed accordingly and the plants were enlisted based on the classes of CNS disorders for which they are used. Result and discussion: from the survey of the database being collected, it was found that many traditional and local plants of the northeast India region are therapeutically effective in the treatment and cure of many Central nervous system disorders. Conclusion:-It is now an accepted fact that many traditional plants found in the Northeast India have been acceptable within the human body and hence these can be used to replace many expensive medications available in the market.

Keywords:  Medicinal plants; Central Nervous System; CNS disorders; Northeast India; Plant extract

Keywords: Medicinal plants, entral Nervous System, CNS disorders, Northeast India, Plant extract


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VENESSA NATH, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, 786004, India

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, 786004, India

PARISHMITA BURAGOHAIN, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, 786004, India

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, 786004, India

HEMANTA KUMAR SHARMA, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, 786004, India

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, 786004, India


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NATH V, BURAGOHAIN P, SHARMA H. A Review on Some Medicinal Plants of North- East India Region Used in the Treatment of Central Nervous System Disorders. JDDT [Internet]. 15Sep.2021 [cited 22Oct.2021];11(5):199-07. Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/5033