Biological screening of plants of the Venezuelan Amazons.

  title={Biological screening of plants of the Venezuelan Amazons.},
  author={Guillermo Jim{\'e}nez and Masahisa Hasegawa and Martin Rodriguez and Omar Estrada and Jeannette M{\'e}ndez and Alva Castillo and Freddy Gonz{\'a}lez-Mujica and Norma Motta and Julieta V{\'a}squez and Eduardo Romero-Vecchione},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={77 1},
A total of 21 extracts derived from 17 different plant species collected in Venezuelan Amazons have been tested for the following biological activities: cardiovascular activity, brine shrimp lethality, and inhibitory effects on the hydrolysis of glucose-6-phosphate in intact and disrupted microsomes. Eight extracts diminished rat blood pressure with or without changes in heart rate. The fruit extract of Swartzia leptopetala and the leaf and twig extract of Connarus lambertii resulted in death… CONTINUE READING