Mini Review | Volume: 6, Issue: 12, December, 2016

An Overview about the chemical composition and Biological Activity of Medicinal species found in the Brazilian Amazon

Fernanda Brum Pires Carolina Bolssoni Dolwitsch Valéria Dal Prá Débora Luana Monego Viviane Maria Schneider Roberta Fabrício Loose Marcella Emília Petra Schmidt Lucas P. Bressan Marcio Antônio Mazutti Marcelo Barcellos da Rosa   

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Published:  Dec 28, 2016

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2016.601234

This paper presents an overview on the chemical composition and biological activity of plants found in the Brazilian Amazon – Bauhinia variegata, Cecropia obtusa, Cecropia palmata, Connarus perrottetti var. angustifolius, Chrysobalanus icaco and Mansoa alliacea. The lack of information regarding these species, along with their importance given their pharmacological and nutritional use in Latin American folk medicine, justifies the demand for this study. However, various interesting and important actions, as antioxidant, antibacterial, cytotoxic, hypoglycemic, antifungal, antiangiogenic, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, and chemopreventive have been modestly reported so far. In other words, these species can play a very important role in terms of biological and chemical activity, but their pharmacology is still poorly investigated. Accordingly, the discovery of molecules that could play a role against the major diseases of modern society could be achieved by paying more attention to plants used daily in some regions of our country.

Keyword:     Biological activitychemical compositionBrazilian Amazonfolk medicine.


Pires FB, Dolwitsch CB, Prá VD, Mônego DL, Schneider VM, Loose RF, Schmidt MEP, Bressan LP, Mazutti MA, Rosa MB. An Overview about the chemical composition and Biological Activity of Medicinal species found in the Brazilian Amazon. J App Pharm Sci, 2016; 6 (12): 233-238.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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