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Medicinal plants in Mexico: healers' consensus and cultural importance.
The use of medicinal plants in four indigenous groups of Mexican Indians, Maya, Nahua, Zapotec and - for comparative purposes - Mixe is examined, indicating that there exist well-defined criteria specific for each culture which lead to the selection of a plant as a medicine. Expand
Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy
Part A: Fundamentals of Pharmacology: Phytotherapy and Pharmacognosy shows importance in modern pharmacy and medicine and important natural products and Phytomedicines used in Pharmacy and Medicine. Expand
Mexican plants with hypoglycaemic effect used in the treatment of diabetes.
A review of species commonly used in México in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, highlighting the current knowledge about these botanicals, but also the enormous gaps in knowledge as it relates to the species' toxicology, the pharmacokinetics of its active constituents and their metabolism. Expand
Screening Tanzanian medicinal plants for antimalarial activity.
In vitro testing revealed that 37% of the investigated plants showed strong antimalarial activity with IC50 values below 10 micrograms/ml, and the four most active plants included Cissampelos mucronata, Maytenus senegalensis, Salacia madagascariensis and Zanthoxylum chalybeum. Expand
Hibiscus sabdariffa L. - a phytochemical and pharmacological review.
In vitro and in vivo studies as well as some clinical trials provide some evidence mostly for phytochemically poorly characterised Hs extracts which showed antibacterial, anti-oxidant, nephro- and hepato-protective, renal/diuretic effect, effects on lipid metabolism (anti-cholesterol), anti-diabetic and anti-hypertensive effects among others. Expand
Ethnopharmacology of liakra: traditional weedy vegetables of the Arbëreshë of the Vulture area in southern Italy.
An ethnobiological field study on food plants and medicinal foods traditionally consumed in three Arbëresh (ethnic Albanian) communities in northern Lucania (southern Italy) document approximatelyExpand
Food for two seasons: Culinary uses of non-cultivated local vegetables and mushrooms in a south Italian village
The traditional culinary uses of these plants, their seasonality, ethnoecology, and their economic and nutritional potentials are discussed, and how food agro-biodiversity is inextricably connected with cultural heritage is demonstrated. Expand
Sesquiterpene lactone containing Mexican Indian medicinal plants and pure sesquiterpene lactones as potent inhibitors of transcription factor NF‐κB
Band‐shift experiments identified the ethanolic leaf extracts of Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. Expand
Ethnobotany and its role in drug development
  • M. Heinrich
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Phytotherapy research : PTR
  • 1 November 2000
The results of various projects on Mexican Indian ethnobotany and some of the subsequent pharmacological and phytochemical studies are summarized and it is indicated that there exist well‐defined criteria specific for each culture, which lead to the selection of a plant as a medicine. Expand
Garcinia mangostana L.: a phytochemical and pharmacological review
This review highlights the development of this botanical drug into a widely used nutraceutical and its potential in terms of developing novel drug leads is assessed. Expand