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The stem of Lindera obtusiloba (Lauraceae), has been widely used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of abdominal pain, bruise and hepatocirrhosis. In the present study, antinociceptive and sedative properties of the methanol extract of L. obtusiloba (MLO) were evaluated. MLO demonstrated strong and dose-dependent antinociceptive activities on various experimental pain models including thermal nociception and chemical nociception, compared to tramadol and indomethacin, reference drugs. In combination test using naloxone, the diminished analgesic activity of MLO was observed, indicating the relation with opioid receptor. Moreover, MLO also decreases pentobarbital-induced sleep latency and increases sleeping time suggesting its hypnotic and sedative action. The present results indicate that MLO could be used as valuable antinociceptive and sedative agent for the treatment of various diseases.