Manuel Díez García

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The leaves of Pimenta racemosa var. ozua (Urban & Ekman) Landrum L. (Myrtaceae) are used against the pain and the inflammation in popular medicine of the Caribe area. In the present work, the antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory effect, and acute toxicity of the aqueous extract from leaves of Pimenta racemosa have been investigated. The antinociceptive action(More)
Agave intermixta Trel. and Cissus sicyoides L. are two tropical plants originating from the Dominican Republic. Aqueous extracts from these species are used in traditional medicine. In contrast, biological activity and toxicity of these plants are not yet evaluated systematically. The aim of the present work is to investigate a potential anti-inflammatory(More)
Sixty-one children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and twenty-three healthy subjects were investigated. The patients with diabetes mellitus aged 4 to 20 years (13.4 +/- 4.0) had had diabetes for 1 to 16 years (6.4 +/- 3.5). There were no cardiovascular risk factor other than diabetes. Patients received no medication other than insulin. The(More)
Different species of the Scrophularia genus (Scrophulariaceae) have been reported to have bacteriostatic and anti-inflammatory properties. In previous studies the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activity of different extracts from Scrophularia frutescens were investigated and p-coumaric, caffeic, ferulic gentisic, protocatechuic, syringic and(More)
We have produced a chloroform extract from Achillea which includes stigmasterol and sitosterol. By comparing it with the pure compounds an anti-inflammatory effect (with mouse ears) is assumed. The topical anti-inflammatory effect of the chloroform extract from Achillea ageratum (Asteraceae) and of stigmasterol and beta-sitosterol, isolated of this extract(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the factors affecting the time between the initiation of treatment and obtaining three negative sputum smears. DESIGN In a study of 109 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, the main variable was the period during which the patients had sputum smears once treatment was initiated. Multivariate analysis (multiple linear regression)(More)
Eryngium foetidum L. (Apiaceae) is a Caribbean endemic plant, used in folk medicine for the treatment of several antiinflammatory disorders. A preliminary phytochemical study showed that the hexane extract is rich in terpenic compounds. Chromatographic fractionation of this extract yielded: alpha-cholesterol, brassicasterol, campesterol, stigmasterol (as(More)
Pimenta racemosa var. ozua (Myrtaceae) is a tropical plant, used in different inflammatory processes by the folk medicine of the Caribbean region. From the methanol extract of the leaves a terpenic compound identified as lupeol has been isolated for the first time in this species. The anti-inflammatory activity of the extract has been evaluated against two(More)
Latex from Euphorbia lactea (Euphorbiaceae), a native Dominican medicinal plant, is claimed to be useful in the treatment of inflammation. Topical application of tirucallol, a tetracyclic triterpene isolated from Euphorbia lacteal latex, suppressed ear edema in the mouse model in a dose-dependent manner, as well as affecting the influx of polymorphonuclear(More)