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2022 Dec 15

J Ethnopharmacol

Chemical characterization, anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of Plukenetia conophora seed oil in experimental rodent models.


Ajayi AM, Ola CB, Ezeagu MB, Adeleke PA, John KA, Ologe MO, Ben-Azu B, Umukoro S
J Ethnopharmacol. 2022 Dec 15:116017.
PMID: 36529252.


The seed of the African walnut, Plukenetia conophora Mull.-Arg is well-known for its nutritional and medicinal values. The seed oil is widely used in massages to relieve pain, as nerve tonic and to enhance sexual performance.