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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Anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic activities of Bursera copallifera

The optical density was measured at nm using a microplate reader SpectraMaxPlusMolecular Devices. Cytotoxic and antioxidant activities of selected Lamiales species from Mexico. In our study, we performed an extensive screening of the cytotoxic activities of the aerial parts of B. The method employed was based on the sulforhodamine B assay, as reported by Skehan, et al. Table 2 Organic extracts from Bursera copallifera and their acute anti-inflammatory activities against TPA induced-mouse ear edema.

Extracts from the leaves are useful for their insect repellent properties. Neonate larvae of Copalliefra. Biodiversidad Mexicana,available from http: Therefore, in the present study, we sought to validate the use of this species in traditional medicine. Copal finds numerous uses in its incense form throughout Mexican folk customs.


Selection methodology with scoring system: We evaluated the ability of extracts to inhibit mouse ear inflammation in response to topical application of O tetradecanoylphorbolacetate. Accessed on 27 Aug Arthur Allman Bullock Table 1 Organic extracts of the aerial parts of Bursera copallifera and the corresponding yields.

HAS exhibited the highest inhibition Tropicos, Missouri Botanical Garden,available from http: All text written by Matthew R. Natural products as sources of new drugs over the 30 years from to MeS moderately inhibited the inflammation, reaching Table 1 summarizes the physical characteristics of the collected plant species, including the weights and yields of the extracts that were obtained from different parts of the B. A tea made from the bark copllifera the tree is also thought to be helpful for various internal injuries and to be a cleansing expectant for the lungs.

The mouse model of acute inflammation that was used in this study was a slight modification of a previously reported procedure.

Presence of terpenoids and flavonoids were confirmed after planar chromatography analysis. The leaves can be prepared like an infusion to treat migraines and bronchopulmonary diseases e.

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The resin produces a wonderfully fragrant smoke when placed upon hot charcoal, melting and completely evaporating copzllifera the burn cycle.

Thus, all the extracts except MeSB, which showed no activity on TPA test were used in subsequent in vitro tests to determine the mechanism of their anti-inflammatory activity. The incense smoke produces mild psychoactive effects somewhat similar to Boswellia sacra and other Frankincense species. Inflammatory cascades can lead to the copaklifera of diseases such as chronic asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and psoriasis.


Accessed on 25 Aug Silvia Marquina Bahena1 Dra.

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. Results indicate that the extracts reduced larval growth and suggest that detected constituents may be partially responsible for the biological activity observed.

The extracts with anti-inflammatory activity were evaluated for their inhibition of pro-inflammatory enzymes. In vitro cytotoxic assay of plant extracts from Bursera copallifera against five tumor cell lines using the sulforhodamine B assay. 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.

Bursera copallifera

copaplifera The cytotoxic activities of the organic extracts of B. Anti-inflammatory, Bursera copalliferacyclooxygenase-2, cytotoxic, phospholipase A2, traditional medicine. Published in Molecules,14, A dye may be made from the bark and the resin is said to make a fine varnish for traditional word workings. The associated anti-inflammatory mechanism is mediated by the direct inhibition of COX-1 and moderate of COX-2, primarily associated with inflammatory disease.