Ponce-Monter H, Campos MG, Pérez S, Pérez C, Zavala M, Macías A, Oropeza M, Cárdenas N. Chemical composition and antispasmodic effect of Casimiroa pringlei essential oil on rat uterus. Fitoterapia. 2008;79(6):446-50. ISSN: 0367-326X.
The Casimiroa pringlei essential oil was analyzed to determine its chemical composition. Its effect on rat uterine smooth muscle was studied and compared with verapamil. Pure commercial piperitone, eucalyptol, and ?-terpineol, the major constituents of C. pringlei essential oil, were tested on the uterine tonic contraction induced by high-potassium depolarizing solution (KCl 60 mM).