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Central properties of the essential oil and the crude ethanol extract from aerial parts of Artemisia annua L.
The present study evaluated the central activity of the essential oil and the ethanolic extract from Artemisia annua L. in animals as a part of a psychopharmacological screening of this plant. TheExpand
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Gastric antiulcer and anti-inflammatory activities of the essential oil from Casearia sylvestris Sw.
To investigate the antiulcer and antiinflammatory activities of the essential oil from Casearia sylvestris leaves (EOCS) the following tests were used: rat paw edema, granulomatous tissue test,Expand
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Genotoxicity testing of Ambelania occidentalis (Apocynaceae) leaf extract in vivo.
Ambelania occidentalis is routinely used in folk medicine for treating gastrointestinal disorders, even though there have been no safety trials. We evaluated the genotoxic potential ofExpand
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Effect of Artemisia annua L. leaves essential oil and ethanol extract on behavioral assays
Artemisia annua has been used as a traditional plant for the treatment of malaria and fever in China because of the presence of its active compound, artemisinin. The present study evaluated theExpand
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Uncaria tomentosa (cat's claw) improves quality of life in patients with advanced solid tumors.
OBJECTIVE Cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa) is a native Amazon plant that exhibits anti-inflammatory and antitumor properties. We wanted to assess its activity for symptom management of terminal cancerExpand
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The participation of Wajãpi women from the State of Amapá (Brazil) in the traditional use of medicinal plants – a case study
BackgroundThe purpose of this study was to analyze the importance of traditional medicinal plants use to Wajãpi women in the State of Amapá, Brazil, as well as their practices in the local commonExpand
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Anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of water-ethanolic extract from Pothomorphe umbellata (Piperaceae) aerial parts.
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities as well as the median lethal dose (LD50) of water-ethanolic extract (PHE) of the aerial parts of Pothomorphe umbellata were evaluated in animal models. TheExpand
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Anti-inflammatory activity of aqueous and alkaline extracts from mushrooms (Agaricus blazei Murill).
The effects of aqueous and alkaline extracts from Agaricus blazei Murill, an edible mushroom used as folk medicine in Brazil, Japan, and China to treat several illnesses, were investigated on theExpand
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Evaluation of the genotoxicity of Euterpe oleraceae Mart. (Arecaceae) fruit oil (açaí), in mammalian cells in vivo.
E. oleracea is a tropical plant from the Amazon region, with its fruit used for food, and traditionally, as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hypocholesterolemic, for atherosclerotic disease, andExpand
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Genotoxicity assessment of the antimalarial compound artesunate in somatic cells of mice.
Artesunate is a derivate of artemisinin that is both an antimalarial agent and acts cytotoxically on tumor cells. Despite its therapeutic use, its in vivo genotoxic potential has still not beenExpand
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