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2020 May 04

J Ethnopharmacol

Casticin ameliorates scopolamine-induced cognitive dysfunction in mice.


Kim J H, Seo Y H, Kim J H, Goo N, Jeong Y, Bae H J, Jung S Y, Lee J, Ryu J H
J Ethnopharmacol. 2020 May 04:112843.
PMID: 32380246.


The fruit of Vitex rotundifolia L. (Verbenaceae) has been used in traditional medicine as sedative or analgesic agent for headache. Recent population-based cohort studies have shown that headache including migraines is a risk factor for dementia. Thus, the fruit of V. rotundifolia may be useful for treating cognitive dysfunction observed in dementia.