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Characterization of the action on central opioid receptors of furaneudesma-1,3-diene, a sesquiterpene extracted from myrrh

Dolara, P.; Moneti, G.; Pieraccini, G.; Romanelli, N.

Phytotherapy Research 10(Suppl 1): S81-S83


ISSN/ISBN: 0951-418X
Accession: 002776029

Myrrh, a resin extracted from north African shrubs of the genus Commiphora, is used as a perfume and as a remedy for human and animal diseases. Three furanosesquiterpenoids (curzarene, furanoeudesma-1,3-diene and furanodiene) were isolated from the hexane extract of commercially available myrrh (C. molmol). Furanoeudesma-1,3-diene and curzarene (2.5 mg/kg, intracerebroventricular route) exhibited analgesic properties in the hot plate test in mice.

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