Arch Med Res. 1992 Autumn; 23(3): 111-6.
Plants used by Mexican traditional medicine with presumable sedative properties: an ethnobotanical approach.
Unidad de InvestigaciÃ³n BiomÃ©dica del Sur, Centro de InvestigaciÃ³n de Plantas Medicinales, IMSS, Xochitepec, Morelos, Mexico.
An ethnobotanical study of plants used in Mexican traditional medicine was made. The source was the national inquiry done by the IMSS-COPLAMAR health program (1983-1985) in which the plants used to treat mental disorders were selected and analyzed, in order to select the most frequent botanical species used in traditional medicine as sedatives, anticonvulsants and hypnotics.