Sedative effects of vapor inhalation of agarwood oil and spikenard extract and identification of their active components

@article{Takemoto2007SedativeEO,
  title={Sedative effects of vapor inhalation of agarwood oil and spikenard extract and identification of their active components},
  author={Hiroaki Takemoto and Michiho Ito and Tomohiro Shiraki and Toru Yagura and Gisho Honda},
  journal={Journal of Natural Medicines},
  year={2007},
  volume={62},
  pages={41-46}
}
Agarwood oil and spikenard extract were examined for their sedative activity using a spontaneous vapor administration system. It was shown that inhalation of agarwood oil vapor sedated mice. The main volatile constituents of the oil were found to be benzylacetone [agarwood oil from a Hong Kong market (1)], or α-gurjunene and (+)-calarene [agarwood oil made in Vietnam (2)]. A hexane extract of spikenard contained a lot of calarene, and its vapor inhalation had a sedative effect on mice… CONTINUE READING
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