Francine Bittencourt Potrich

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ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Maytenus ilicifolia Mart. ex. Reissek (Celastraceae) is widely used in Brazilian folk medicine to treat gastric disturbances. AIM OF THE STUDY This work intended to characterize the effects of Maytenus ilicifolia on gastrointestinal motility. MATERIALS AND METHODS Gastric emptying and intestinal transit were measured in(More)
Type II arabinogalactan (AG) is a polysaccharide found in Maytenus ilicifolia (Celastraceae), a plant reputed as gastroprotective. Oral and intraperitoneal administration of the AG protected rats from gastric ulcers induced by ethanol. No alteration of mechanisms related to acid gastric secretion and gastrointestinal motility were observed. In vitro, the AG(More)
UNLABELLED Achillea millefolium L. is a member of the Asteraceae family that is commonly referred to as "yarrow" and has been used in folk medicine against several disturbances including skin inflammations, spasmodic and gastrointestinal disorders, as well as hepato-biliary complaints. AIM OF THE STUDY In the present study, we evaluated the efficacy of a(More)
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