• DEBARATI MAITY Department of Pharmacology, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560035, India.
  • RAJENDRA SANDUR V Department of Pharmacology, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560035, India.


Nootropic drugs are those which are proclaimed to direct toward boosting the cognitive capabilities. Memory encodes, decodes, and stores information. Cognitive deficits or memory impairment that is present with neuropsychiatric conditions insists adoption of nootropics to improve cognitive abilities. At present, there is an enormous impulse to analyze medicinal plants worldwide for bettering cognitive behavior due to their minimal adverse effects. This paper is a review to refurbish knowledge on therapeutic and pharmacological actions along with major chemical constituents, safety, and conceivable mechanism of action of the chosen herbs from ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. Simultaneously, it comes up with further investigation and standardization on nootropic herbs.

Keywords: Neurobiology of memory,, nootropic herbs,, cognitive deficit,, dementia.

Author Biographies

DEBARATI MAITY, Department of Pharmacology, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560035, India.

Dept of Pharmacology

RAJENDRA SANDUR V, Department of Pharmacology, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560035, India.

Professor and HOD, Dept of Pharmacology


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DEBARATI MAITY, and RAJENDRA SANDUR V. “AN AN UPDATED REVIEW ON HERBAL DRUGS: NOOTROPIC ACTIVITY AND POSSIBLE MECHANISMS”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 12, no. 6, Apr. 2019, pp. 19-26,
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