New Study Shows Salvia’s Anti-inflammatory effectsSeptember 9, 2012
September 9, 2012 – New Study Shows Salvia Exerts Potent Anti-inflammatory Effects
Recent research has shed light on some fascinating properties of the main active ingredient in Salvia divinorum, Salvinorin A. This so called ‘non-nitrogenous kappa opioid receptor (KOR) agonist’ has been shown to reduce acute pain and to exert potent antinflammatory effects.
From the original article:
This study assesses the effects and the mode of action of SA on formalin-induced persistent pain in mice. Specifically, the SA effects on long-term behavioural dysfunctions and changes in neuronal activity occurring at spinal level, after single peripheral formalin injection, have been investigated.
Moreover, the involvement of microglial and glial cells in formalin-induced chronic pain condition and in SA-mediated effects has been evaluated.