Effects of the essential oil from leaves of Alpinia zerumbet on behavioral alterations in mice.

@article{Murakami2009EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the essential oil from leaves of Alpinia zerumbet on behavioral alterations in mice.},
  author={Shio Murakami and Mariko Matsuura and Tadaaki Satou and Shinichiro Hayashi and Kazuo Koike},
  journal={Natural product communications},
  year={2009},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={
          129-32
        }
}
In phytotherapy, the essential oil from the leaves of Alpinia zerumbet (Alpinia speciosa K. Schum.) (EOAZ) is used for neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as depression, stress and anxiety, and chronic problems that are associated with reproductive hormone imbalances in women. The chemical composition of EOAZ was analyzed by GC/MS, and the EOAZ properties inducing behavioral alterations in mice were examined by behavioral observations (BO) and an elevated plus-maze task (EPM), widely used as a… CONTINUE READING

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