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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The main harvesting of the resin has centered around the La Mixteca region since pre-Hispanic times. 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.

Copal de Penca is a semi-hard, opaque white resin obtained from the Bursera genus. The leaves can be prepared like an infusion to treat migraines and bronchopulmonary diseases e. A dye may be made from the bark and the resin is said to make cppallifera fine varnish for traditional word workings.

Bullock and Bursera grandifolia Schltdl. Application to Mexican plants producing podophyllotoxin related lignans. Inhibition of platelet phospholipase A 2 activity by catuaba extract suggests antiinflammatory properties.

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Anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic natural products Natural products are promising substances for the identification and development of bioactive compounds to develop drugs for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Organic extracts from Bursera copallifera and their acute anti-inflammatory activities against TPA copallufera ear edema.


Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Copal finds numerous uses in its incense form throughout Mexican folk customs. Copal Santo Bursera copallifera.

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The results obtained in this study motivate future studies on extracts of B. Inflammatory cascades can lead to the development of diseases such as chronic asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and psoriasis.

Accessed on 25 Aug In addition, the in vitro cytotoxic activities of the organic cpallifera were evaluated using the sulforhodamine B assay. All text written by Matthew R. Results indicate that the extracts reduced larval growth and suggest that detected constituents may be partially responsible for the biological activity observed.

If you have further information about this species or if you wish to submit a correction to this page, please feel free to contact us here As ofwe have coplalifera to majorly simplify the taxonomic structures of the species collection.

New colorimetric cytotoxicity assay for anticancer-drug screening. Groups of six male mice CD1 weighing 25—30 burrsera were maintained on a We assessed the anti-inflammatory activities of the organic extracts of B.

Outside on incense production, Copal de Penca resin is used medicinally for various complaints. Presence of terpenoids and flavonoids were confirmed after planar chromatography analysis. Effects of Copaklifera copallifera extracts on O -tetradecanoylphorbolacetate-induced cutaneous inflammation We assessed the anti-inflammatory activities of the organic extracts of B.

The active extracts were obtained from the leaves and stems of B. The method employed was based on the sulforhodamine B assay, as reported by Skehan, et al. Thus, all the extracts except MeSB, which showed no activity on TPA test were used in subsequent in copalliferq tests to determine the mechanism of their anti-inflammatory activity.


The weight dopallifera of the ear punches was directly proportional to the degree of inflammation. Footnotes Source of Support: Cytotoxic activity of Thai medicinal plants for cancer treatment.

Further studies are considerate to determine the mechanism of the cytotoxic or antiproliferative effect of these extracts and other inflammatory parameters.

Bursera copallifera

Administration of extracts The hydroalcoholic, methanolic, and dichloromethane-methanol crude extracts were dissolved in mixtures of H 2 O-MeOH 3: Due copalliera the numerous systems available, and many species being disputed and in a state of flux, we coplalifera that most of our audience will be better served with a easier to understand condensed listing. Administration of the hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts from both species were correspondent with reduced larval weight and size.

Further studies on the physiological response when administered to insects and chemical characterization of the extracts are recommended. In vitro cytotoxic activity The cytotoxic activities of the organic extracts of B. The research on Boswellia copallifera moderate is ongoing. Canarium luzonicumAgathis philippinensis.

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. The mice copallifeera sacrificed 4 h later by cervical dislocation.