Spasmolytic activity of essential oil and various extracts of Ferula gummosa Boiss. on ileum contractions.

@article{Sadraei2001SpasmolyticAO,
  title={Spasmolytic activity of essential oil and various extracts of Ferula gummosa Boiss. on ileum contractions.},
  author={Hassan Sadraei and Golaleh Asghari and Valiollah Hajhashemi and Ali Dehestani Kolagar and M Tajabady Ebrahimi},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  year={2001},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={
          370-6
        }
}
Traditional herbal medicines such as Ferula gummosa Boiss. have been used for treatment of intestinal disorders in Iran. To date no pharmacological evidence for their effectiveness has been reported. The aim of this study was to examine the relaxant effect of essential oil, hydro-alcoholic, etheric, petrolic and methanolic extracts of Ferula gummosa and two of its components, alpha-pinene and beta-pinene, on isolated rat ileum contractions induced by KCl and acetylcholine (ACh). Ferula gummosa… 
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