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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Tropicos, Missouri Botanical Garden,available from http: 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 Ubrsera family, including Bursera copalliferaB. We try to check carefully the identification of the plants on the illustrations as well as the other information from the page, but occasionally errors do occur.

Deciduous shrub or small tree, up to 14 feet tall 4. Extracts from the leaves are useful for their insect repellent properties.

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The hydroalcoholic, methanolic, and dichloromethane-methanol crude extracts were dissolved in mixtures of H 2 O-MeOH 3: This superior form of the White Copal family has undertones of what appear to be black pepper.

Animals Groups of six male mice CD1 weighing 25—30 g were maintained on a Myo-inositol-derived glycolipids with anti-inflammatory activity from Solanum lanceolatum. Effects of Bursera copallifera extracts on O -tetradecanoylphorbolacetate-induced cutaneous inflammation We assessed the anti-inflammatory activities of the organic extracts of B.

A tea made from the bark of the tree is also thought to be helpful for various internal injuries and to be a cleansing expectant for the lungs. All of the evaluated extracts exhibited anti-inflammatory effects at doses of 0.


The plant species Bursera copallifera DC bullock is used in traditional medicine to treat inflammation. Copalpifera of the animals burserz the study were sacrificed by cervical dislocation. Biodiversidad Mexicana,available from http: The main harvesting of the resin has centered around the La Mixteca region since pre-Hispanic times.

In vitro cytotoxic activity The cytotoxic activities of the organic extracts of B. The anti-inflammatory activities of these extracts were evaluated on TPA-induced auricular edema in mice.

Insects treated with B. Accessed on 26 Aug However, the anti-inflammatory properties of B. Groups of six male mice CD1 weighing 25—30 g were maintained on a That being said, Copal de Penca is an excellent substitute for Frankincense in Latin American incense blends. Due to the numerous systems available, and many species being disputed and in a state of flux, we feel that most of our audience will be better served with a easier to understand condensed listing.

Useful Tropical Plants,available from http: The research on Boswellia copallifera moderate is ongoing. How to cite this article: Mouse model of acute inflammation The mouse model of acute inflammation that was used in this study was a slight modification of a previously reported procedure.

The leaves of this plant can be prepared as an infusion to treat migraines, bronchitis, and dental pain. Journal List Pharmacogn Mag v. Anti-inflammatory activity of iridoids and verbascoside isolated from Castilleja tenuiflora. All of the experiments were performed using groups of six animals each. It is often considered to have one of the heaviest bodies and the strongest fragrance, with one notable exception being Palo Santo resin. Copa,lifera and cancer stem cells. The purpose of this study was to determine the anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic activities of organic extracts bursers the stems, stem bark, and leaves of B.


These plant-based medicines that have traditionally been used in crude forms such as tinctures, teas, poultices, powders, and other herbal formulations, currently serve as sources to discover novel drugs. Within the search of natural products with activity on insects, organic extracts hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol of Bursera copallifera and B.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. The mice were sacrificed 4 h later by cervical dislocation. Inflammatory cascades can lead to the development of diseases such as chronic asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and psoriasis.

Frequently diagnosed cancers include lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers; and a total of 16,60, new cancer cases and 5,80, cancer deaths were reported in in the USA alone. Fagaroides exhibited potent cytotoxic activity against four cancer cell lines. HAS exhibited the highest inhibition The resin produced by this species is one of the most prized and sought after copals in Mexico.

Bursera copallifera

Further studies on the physiological response when administered to insects and chemical characterization of the extracts are recommended. The leaves can be prepared burseea an infusion to treat migraines and bronchopulmonary diseases e.

Prostaglandin E and F levels in mouse epidermis are increased by tumor-promoting phorbol esters. The following extracts were obtained from various parts of the plant:

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