Essential oil from Myrcia ovata: chemical composition, antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory properties in mice.

@article{Santos2014EssentialOF,
  title={Essential oil from Myrcia ovata: chemical composition, antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory properties in mice.},
  author={Gabriela Carmelinda Martins dos Santos and Geovany Amorim Gomes and Gabriela Mastrangelo Gonçalves and Le{\^o}ncio Mesquita de Sousa and Gilvandete Maria Pinheiro Santiago and M{\'a}rio Geraldo de Carvalho and Bruno Guimar{\~a}es Marinho},
  journal={Planta medica},
  year={2014},
  volume={80 17},
  pages={1588-96}
}
The leaves of Myrcia ovata, popularly known as "laranjinha do mato", are frequently used as an infusion in folk medicine. The essential oil obtained from these leaves is rich in citral, a mixture of neral and geranial isomers, known for its analgesic effect. Male Swiss mice (20-22 g) were tested in models of acute pain (acetic acid-induced abdominal writhing, tail flick, and formalin tests) and acute inflammation (paw oedema and air pouch tests) as well as in a model for evaluation of… CONTINUE READING