Analgesic activity of bacosine, a new triterpene isolated from Bacopa monnieri

Academic Article


  • Bacosine (1) isolated from the aerial parts of Bacopa monnieri, exhibited moderate analgesic effects but was found to be devoid of effects on barbiturate narcosis, haloperidol-induced catalepsy, spontaneous motor activity (SMA) and conditioned avoidance response (CAR). The analgesic effects, reported for the first time in this plant, were found to be opioidergic in nature.
  • Published In

  • Fitoterapia  Journal
  • Author List

  • Vohora SB; Khanna T; Athar M; Ahmad B
  • Start Page

  • 361
  • End Page

  • 365
  • Volume

  • 68
  • Issue

  • 4