Phenacetin isolated from Bursera grandifolia, a herbal remedy with antipyretic properties.

Natural product communications

PubMedID: 19967994

Velázquez F, Manríquez R, Maya L, Barrientos L, López-Dellamary F. Phenacetin isolated from Bursera grandifolia, a herbal remedy with antipyretic properties. Nat Prod Commun. 2009;4(11):1575-6.
Bursera grandifolia and other related species have been used in traditional herbal medicine in Mexico and other Latin American countries for their analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties. From the chloroform extract of leaves of B. grandifolia, a substance was isolated and identified as phenacetin, a well known compound with widely tested analgesic and antipyretic properties. The structural identity of the compound was elucidated on the basis of chemical and spectroscopic evidence and by comparison with an authentic sample.