Folk uses and pharmacological properties of Casearia sylvestris: a medicinal review.

@article{Ferreira2011FolkUA,
  title={Folk uses and pharmacological properties of Casearia sylvestris: a medicinal review.},
  author={Paulo Michel Pinheiro Ferreira and Let{\'i}cia V Costa-Lotufo and Manoel Odorico de Moraes and Francisco Washington Ara{\'u}jo Barros and Aline Maria Ara{\'u}jo Martins and Alberto Jos{\'e} Cavalheiro and Vanderlan S Bolzani and Andr{\'e} G. dos Santos and Cl{\'a}udia Pessoa},
  journal={Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias},
  year={2011},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={1373-84}
}
Folk uses and scientific investigations have highlighted the importance of Casearia sylvestris extracts and their relevant bioactive potential. The aim of this work was to review the pharmacological properties of C. sylvestris, emphasizing its anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory, anti-ophidian and antitumor potentialities. Ethanolic extracts and essential oil of their leaves have antiulcerogenic activity and reduce gastric volume without altering the stomach pH, which corroborates their consumption… CONTINUE READING
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