Medicinal Plants from Countries of Former USSR Used for Treatment of Depression
Flora of ex-Soviet Union countries contains more than 17,600 higher plants species, and 260 of them are used in conventional medicine. Twenty five plant species are used conventionally and traditionally for the treatment of depression. Here, we summarize the information on the antidepressant effects of Hypericum perforatum L., Eleutherococcus senticosus Maxim, Leonurus cardiaca L., Leonurus turkestanicus V.I. Kreczetovicz & Kuprianova, Nepeta cataria L., Oplopanax elatus Nakai, Patrinia intermedia (Hornem.) Roem et Schult., and Rhaponticum carthamoides (Willd.) Iljin.