Author(s): Elisabetsky E, Amador TA, Albuquerque RR, Nunes DS, Carvalho Ado C
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Abstract An ethnopharmacological survey showed that home remedies prepared with flowers, fruits and roots of Psychotria colorata (Wild. ex R. & S.) Muell. Arg. (RUBIACEAE) are used by Amazonian caboclos as pain killers. These data led to the evaluation of analgesic activity of extracts of P. colorata, using the formalin, writhing and tail-flick methods. This paper reports the Naloxone reversible opioid-like analgesic activity of alkaloids present in leafs and flowers of P. colorata.
This article was published in J Ethnopharmacol
and referenced in Medicinal & Aromatic Plants