de Cássia da Silveira E, Sá R, Lima TC, da Nóbrega FR, de Brito AEM, de Sousa DP
International Journal of Molecular Science, 2017
The constituents of essential oils are widely found in foods and aromatic plants giving characteristic odor and flavor. However, pharmacological studies evidence its therapeutic potential for the treatment of several diseases and promising use as compounds with analgesic-like action. Considering that pain affects a significant part of the world population and the need for the development of new analgesics, this review reports on the current studies of essential oils’ chemical constituents with analgesic-like activity, including a description of their mechanisms of action and chemical aspects.
de Cássia da Silveira E, Sá R, Lima TC et al. Analgesic-Like Activity of Essential Oil Constituents: An Update. Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Dec 9;18(12). pii: E2392. doi: 10.3390/ijms18122392.