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Molecules 2011, 16(3), 2726-2742; doi:10.3390/molecules16032726

Essential Oils and Their Constituents: Anticonvulsant Activity

Laboratório de Tecnologia Farmacêutica, Federal University of Paraíba, Caixa Postal 5009, CEP 58051-970, João Pessoa, PB, Brazil
Department of Physiology, Federal University of Sergipe, CEP 49100-000 São Cristóvão, SE, Brazil
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Received: 13 December 2010 / Revised: 18 March 2011 / Accepted: 22 March 2011 / Published: 23 March 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Neuroactive Compounds)
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A literature-based survey of plants species and their essential oils with anticonvulsant activity was carried out. As results, 30 species belonging to 13 families and 23 genera were identified for their activities in the experimental models used for anticonvulsant drug screening. Thirty chemical constituents of essential oils with anticonvulsant properties were described. Information on these 30 species is presented together with isolated bioactive compound studies.
Keywords: central nervous system; essential oil; antiepileptic drugs; terpenes; medicinal plants central nervous system; essential oil; antiepileptic drugs; terpenes; medicinal plants
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Nóbrega de Almeida, R.; Agra, M.F.; Negromonte Souto Maior, F.; De Sousa, D.P. Essential Oils and Their Constituents: Anticonvulsant Activity. Molecules 2011, 16, 2726-2742.

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