Copaiba oil effect under different pathways in mice subjected to sepsis

Botelho NM, Silveira EL, Lopes LN, Santos FA, Teixeira RK, Silva TT Acta Cirurgica Brasileira, 2017 PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of copaiba oil administered by different routes on survival of mices subjected to cecal ligation and puncture. METHODS: Thirty two mice were distributed into four study groups (N=8): Sham group: normal standard animals; CONTROL GROUP: submitted… Read more »

Potentiating effect of beta-caryophyllene on anticancer activity of alpha-humulene, isocaryophyllene and paclitaxel

Legault J, Pichette A Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Beta-caryophyllene is a sesquiterpene widely distributed in essential oils of various plants. Several biological activities are attributed to beta-caryophyllene, such as anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antioxidant, anticarcinogenic and local anaesthetic activities. In this work, the potentiating effect of beta-caryophyllene on the anticancer activity of alpha-humulene, isocaryophyllene and paclitaxel… Read more »

Antimicrobial activity of copaiba oil: A review and a call for further research

Tobouti PL, de Andrade Martins TC, Pereira TJ, Mussi MCM Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 2017 ABSTRACT: Copaiba oil has been used for more than 390 years, however, considering the time of empirical use, there are a scarce number of publications on its activities. This essential oil is a phytomedicine proven to be efficient against some microorganisms. However, different from other… Read more »