Leite Gde O, Leite LH, Sampaio Rde S, Araruna MK, de Menezes IR, da Costa JG, Campos AR
The study examined the antiinflammatory and antinociceptive effects of the sesquiterpene (-)-α-bisabolol (BISA). The antiinflammatory effect was evaluated on acute models of dermatitis induced by Croton oil, arachidonic acid, phenol and capsaicin, respectively, in mouse ear. BISA inhibited the dermatitis induced by all noxious agents, except capsaicin. BISA was assessed in two established mouse models of visceral nociception. Mice were pretreated orally with BISA, and the pain-related behavioral responses to intraperitoneal cyclophosphamide or to intracolonic mustard oil were analyzed. BISA showed a dose-unrelated significant antinociception. Collectively, the results suggest that BISA may be an topical antiinflammatory and visceral antinociceptive agent.
Leite Gde O, Leite LH, Sampaio Rde S, Et Al. (-)-α-Bisabolol attenuates visceral nociception and inflammation in mice. Fitoterapia. 2011;82(2):208-211.