[Studies on the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect of bornyl acetate in volatile oil from Amomum villosum]

Zhong Yao Cai. 2004 Jun;27(6):438-9.
[Article in Chinese]


Objective: To study analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of bornyl acetate, the main ingredient of Amomum villosum volatile oil.

Methods: The analgesic effects were tested by hot-plate and writhing reaction method, the ear swelling caused by dimethylbenzene in mice.

Results: Bornyl acetate could restrain writhing reaction caused by acetic acid glacial, lighten the pain caused by hot-plate. It could also suppress ear swelling caused by dimethylbenzene in mice.

Conclusion: Bornyl acetate shows analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amomum / chemistry*
  • Analgesics / pharmacology*
  • Animals
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / pharmacology
  • Camphanes / pharmacology*
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / pharmacology*
  • Edema / chemically induced
  • Edema / pathology
  • Female
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Oils, Volatile / chemistry*
  • Pain Threshold / drug effects


  • Analgesics
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Camphanes
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • Oils, Volatile
  • bornyl acetate