Table 2: Sedative effect of aqueous extract of Lavandula officinalis. p.o. means oral route; i.p. means intraperitoneal route; means number of mice per group; sec means seconds; AE means aqueous extract; DZP means diazepam. Data are expressed as mean ± SD; versus the control group.

TestControlDiazepam i.p.Aqueous extract of Lavandula officinalis p.o.
DZP
(3 mg/kg)
AE
(100 mg/kg)
AE
(200 mg/kg)
AE
(400 mg/kg)

Traction testRe-establishment time0.09 sec ± 0.010 sec ± 0.32 sec ± 0.312 sec ± 0.5*
Fireplace testTime to go back the tube in seconds7 sec ± 0.5>2 min12 sec ± 0.145 sec ± 1*
Hole-board testExplored holes during 5 minutes 1 ± 0.0*