Vasorelaxant effect of the Lippia alba essential oil and its major constituent, citral, on the contractility of isolated rat aorta

da Silva RER, de Morais LP, Silva AA, Bastos CMS, Pereira-Gonçalves Á, Kerntopf MR, Menezes IRA, Leal-Cardoso JH, Barbosa R Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 2018 ABSTRACT: The Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Brown (Verbenaceae) species popularly known as lemon balm has sedative, analgesic and spasmolytic properties. This study aimed to evaluate the vasorelaxant effect of the L…. Read more »

Effect of the Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Brown essential oil and its main constituents, citral and limonene, on the tracheal smooth muscle of rats

Carvalho PMM, Macêdo CAF, Ribeiro TF, Silva AA, Da Silva RER, de Morais LP, Kerntopf MR, Menezes IRA, Barbosa R Biotechnology Reports, 2017 ABSTRACT: The Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Brown (Verbenaceae) species, has effects sedative, analgesic and spasmolytic properties. This study had as its main objective to evaluate the essential oil of L. alba (EOLa)… Read more »

Cardiovascular Activity of the Chemical Constituents of Essential Oils

de Andrade TU, Brasil GA, Endringer DC, da Nóbrega FR, de Sousa DP Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death in developed and developing countries and decrease the quality of life, which has enormous social and economic consequences for the population. Recent studies on essential oils have attracted attention and encouraged continued research… Read more »

Linalyl acetate as a major ingredient of lavender essential oil relaxes the rabbit vascular smooth muscle through dephosphorylation of myosin light chain

Koto R, Imamura M, Watanabe C, Obayashi S, Shiraishi M, Sasaki Y, Azuma H Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology, 2006 ABSTRACT: In a preliminary experiment, we found that lavender essential oil relaxes vascular smooth muscle. Thus, the present experiments were designed to investigate the relaxation mechanism of linalyl acetate as the major ingredient of lavender essential… Read more »