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In vitro antioxidant potential of medicinal plant extracts and their activities against oral bacteria based on Brazilian folk medicine.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study aims to determine antibacterial activities of Cocos nucifera (husk fiber), Ziziphus joazeiro (inner bark), Caesalpinia pyramidalis (leaves), aqueous extracts andExpand
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Hypotensive Activity of Terpenes Found in Essential Oils
The cardiovascular activity of essential oils has been reported. Some studies showed that the main chemical components of these oils contribute to their pharmacological activity. Therefore, theExpand
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Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of Peperomia pellucida (L.) HBK (Piperaceae).
An aqueous extract of the aerial part of Peperomia pellucida (L.) HBK (Piperaceae) was tested for anti-inflammatory (paw edema induced by carrageenin and arachidonic acid) and analgesic activityExpand
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Antinociceptive effect and acute toxicity of the essential oil of Hyptis fruticosa in mice.
The essential oil of the Hyptis fruticosa leaves was analyzed by GC/MS and evaluated for antinociceptive property as well as acute toxicity in mice. The essential oil, at doses of 100, 200, and 400Expand
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Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of Bowdichia virgilioides (sucupira).
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Bowdichia virgilioides Kunth (Leguminosae Papilonoideae) is a plant with anti-inflammatory activity used in folk medicine. The importance of this plant promoted itsExpand
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Antifungal activity of Brazilian medicinal plants involved in popular treatment of mycoses.
A survey of medicinal plants used to treat common mycoses was done in the Curituba district, Sergipe State, Brazil. One hundred inhabitants were interviewed by health agents and traditional healers.Expand
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Anti-inflammatory, analgesic activity and acute toxicity of Sida cordifolia L. (Malva-branca).
Sida cordifolia L. (Malvaceae) is used in folk medicine for the treatment of inflammation of the oral mucosa, blenorrhea, asthmatic bronchitis and nasal congestion. The anti-inflammatory, analgesicExpand
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Antinociceptive and antiedematogenic effects of the aqueous extract of Hyptis pectinata leaves in experimental animals.
The aqueous leaf extract of Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poit (Lamiaceae), popularly known in Brazil as "sambaicatá" or "canudinho", was tested for its antinociceptive effects using the abdominal writhing,Expand
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Central nervous system effects of the crude extract of Erythrina velutina on rodents.
The aqueous extract (AE) of Erythrina velutina prolonged the sleep duration induced by sodium pentobarbital (control: 6.4 +/- 1.2 min; extract 10 mg/kg, 47.1 +/- 3.9 min; extract 100 mg/kg, 109.4 +/-Expand
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Cardiovascular effects of Hyptis fruticosa essential oil in rats.
In non-anesthetized normotensive rats, Hyptis fruticosa essential oil (HFEO, 5, 10, 20 and 40 mg/kg; i.v.) induced hypotension associated with tachycardia. In intact and isolated rings of ratExpand
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