Beta-asarone inhibits synaptic inputs to airway preganglionic parasympathetic motoneurons.

@article{Qiu2011BetaasaroneIS,
  title={Beta-asarone inhibits synaptic inputs to airway preganglionic parasympathetic motoneurons.},
  author={Dongying Qiu and Lili Hou and Yonghua Chen and Xujiao Zhou and Wenjun Yuan and Weifang Rong and Lei Zhu and Ji-jiang Wang},
  journal={Respiratory physiology & neurobiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={177 3},
  pages={313-9}
}
Therapeutic application of Asarum, a herbal medicine that has been used for centuries, reportedly causes acute respiratory disturbance. The responsible constituents, the sites of action, and the mechanisms involved in this side effect are unclear. We investigated the effects of β-asarone, a volatile constituent of Asarum, on neurotransmission in the… CONTINUE READING