Cytotoxic potential of selected medicinal plants in northeast Brazil

  title={Cytotoxic potential of selected medicinal plants in northeast Brazil},
  author={T. C. Da Silva and C. O. D. Costa and Alexandre F. C. Galv{\~a}o and L. M. Bomfim and A. C. B. Rodrigues and M. C. S. Mota and A. A. Dantas and T. R. D. dos Santos and M. Soares and D. Bezerra},
  journal={BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine},
  • T. C. Da Silva, C. O. D. Costa, +7 authors D. Bezerra
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • BackgroundGreat biodiversity is a highlight of Brazilian flora. In contrast, the therapeutic potentialities of most species used in folk medicine remain unknown. Several of these species are commonly used to treat cancer. In this study, we investigated the cytotoxic activity of 18 plants from 16 families that are found in the northeast region of Brazil.MethodsThe following species were studied: Byrsonima sericea DC. (Malpighiaceae), Cupania impressinervia Acev. Rodr. var. (revoluta) Radlk… CONTINUE READING
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