Linalool and β-pinene exert their antidepressant-like activity through the monoaminergic pathway.

@article{GuzmnGutirrez2015LinaloolA,
  title={Linalool and β-pinene exert their antidepressant-like activity through the monoaminergic pathway.},
  author={Silvia Laura Guzm{\'a}n-Guti{\'e}rrez and Herlinda Bonilla-Jaime and Roc{\'i}o G{\'o}mez-Cansino and Ricardo Reyes-Chilpa},
  journal={Life sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={128},
  pages={
          24-9
        }
}
AIMS Linalool and β-pinene are two volatile monoterpenes that possess antidepressant-like activity. These are components of many aromatic plants used in folk medicine around the world to relieve anxiety and depression. In this contribution, we focused on examining the mechanism of action of these compounds. MAIN METHODS We used mice in the forced swimming test (FST) and antagonist drugs (i.p.) to receptors related to the depression process such as 5-HT1A. To assess the possible contribution… CONTINUE READING
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