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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 4, No. 3, 2007, pp. 267-272
Bioline Code: tc07049
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2007, pp. 267-272

 en COMPARATIVE CHEMICAL AND ANALGESIC PROPERTIES OF ESSENTIAL OILS OF CYMBOPOGON NARDUS (L) check for this species in other resources RENDLE OF BENIN AND CONGO
Abena, A. A.; Gbenou, J. D.; Yayi, E.; Moudachirou, M.; Ongoka, R. P.; Ouamba, J. M. & Silou, T.

Abstract

The chemical and analgesic comparison of essential oils of Cymbopogon nardus (L) check for this species in other resources Rendle of Benin and Congo was investigated. The Chemical analysis wa carried out by using GS/MS for identification of components of the two essential oils while acetic acid-induced writhings, hot plate and tail flick test models were used for analgesic activity. The results showed that the two essential oils exhibited comparable activity on acetic acid- induced writhings, however, the essential oil of Benin induced more significant effect on hot plate model while the Congolese specie showed more effect in the tail flick test. These observations could be explained by some qualitative and /or quantitative differences observed between the constituents of the two essential oils studied.

Keywords
Cymbopogon nardus, Essential oil, Chemistry, Analgesic, Comparison, Benin, Congo

 
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