Boswellia copallifera resin commonly known as Copal Blanco and Copal de Penca harvested in Mexico. Background: The plant species Bursera copallifera (DC) bullock is used in traditional medicine to treat inflammation. The leaves of this plant. PDF | Plants from the Bursera genus are widely distributed in the tropical dry forests of Mexico. In traditional medicine, extracts from different.

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In our study, we performed an extensive screening of the cytotoxic activities of the aerial parts of B. Administration bursefa the hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts from both species were correspondent with reduced larval weight and size.

Table 2 summarizes the results that were obtained from treatment with the organic extracts of the stems, leaves, and stem bark at doses of 1, 0.

The associated anti-inflammatory mechanism is mediated by the direct inhibition of COX-1 and moderate of COX-2, primarily associated with inflammatory disease. Table 2 Organic extracts from Bursera copallifera and their acute anti-inflammatory activities against TPA induced-mouse ear edema. Bionsecticide activity of organic extracts of Busera copallifera DC. Presence of terpenoids and flavonoids were confirmed after planar chromatography analysis.

Natural products as sources of new drugs over the 30 years from to Deciduous shrub or small tree, up to 14 feet tall 4. Myo-inositol-derived glycolipids with anti-inflammatory activity from Solanum copallirera. Classical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and selective COX-2 inhibitors block the cascade originating from arachidonic acid that leads to the production of prostaglandins PGs.

It is thought to be useful for uterine diseases and is made into ointments for relieving headaches.

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This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Bursera copallifera is native to the dry tropical forests of western Mexico. The results indicate that B. These results directly illustrate the anti-inflammatory effects of B. The incense smoke produces mild psychoactive effects somewhat similar to Boswellia sacra and other Frankincense species. Since the s, approximately small molecules have been identified as being effective agents for cancer therapy. Dichloromethanolic extract from the leaves was the organic extract with the highest yield and activity Cytotoxic activity of antioxidant and anti-proliferative capacity of a dichloromethane extract of Dicerocaryum senecioides Leaves, Brazilian Cerrado plants used in traditional medicine against cancer cell lines.


Palmitoyl trifluoromethyl ketone was obtained from Sigma-Aldrich and was used as the positive control; this compound was dissolved in ethanol at concentrations of Podophyllotoxin and paclitaxel were included as positive controls.

Bursera copallifera

Table 1 Organic extracts of the aerial parts of Bursera copallifera and the corresponding yields. The research on Boswellia copallifera moderate is ongoing.

Encyclopedia of Life, available from http: Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. The Plant List, Version 1. All of the animals in the study were sacrificed by cervical dislocation. These results validate the traditional use of B.

The incense smoke is also traditionally thought to be helpful for headaches. Medicinal plants used in Morelos. The leaves of this plant can be prepared as an infusion to treat migraines, bronchitis, and dental pain. Silvia Marquina Bahena1 Dra. J Natl Cancer Inst. However, this extract did not exhibit dose-dependent behavior, that is, activity was observed at doses of 0. The hydroalcoholic, methanolic, and dichloromethane-methanol crude extracts were dissolved in mixtures of H 2 O-MeOH 3: HAS exhibited the highest inhibition Journal List Pharmacogn Mag v.


There are several reports of traditional medicines providing relief from pain and inflammation. Isolation and characterization of phenolic compounds from the leaves of Salix matsudana.

A dye may be made from the bark and the resin is said to make a fine varnish for traditional word workings. If you have further information about this species or if you wish to submit a correction to this page, please feel free to contact us here As ofwe have decided to majorly simplify the taxonomic structures of the species collection. Thus, our work may conclude that one of the main anti-inflammatory mechanisms is COX inhibition, underlying the popular use of this plant species is the fast inhibition of proinflammatory eicosanoids.

Of these, The presence of Germacrene-D along with other organic hydrocarbons in the leaves is thought to contribute to the insecticidal properties of various members of the Burseraceae family, including Bursera copalliferaB. Inflammatory cascades can lead to the development of diseases such as chronic asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and psoriasis. Phytochemical studies of Bursera species have mentioned the presence of terpenoids, flavonoids and lignans.

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Outside on incense production, Copal de Penca resin is used medicinally for various complaints. The aroma is very cleansing and quite complex with similar qualities to Elemi Gum and Alinsago Dammar. The weight increase of the ear punches was directly proportional to the degree of inflammation. Biodiversidad Mexicana,available from http: Groups of six male mice CD1 weighing 25—30 g were maintained copalliifera a