Genotoxic and mutagenic properties of Bauhinia platypetala extract, a traditional Brazilian medicinal plant.

@article{Santos2012GenotoxicAM,
  title={Genotoxic and mutagenic properties of Bauhinia platypetala extract, a traditional Brazilian medicinal plant.},
  author={Francisco Jos{\'e} dos Santos and Dinara Moura and Val{\'e}ria Flores P{\'e}res and A R M Sperotto and Elina B Caram{\~a}o and Ana Am{\'e}lia Melo Cavalcante and Jenifer Saffi},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2012},
  volume={144 3},
  pages={
          474-82
        }
}
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Bauhinia platypetala Burch. is a traditionally used Brazilian medicinal plant, although no evidence in the literature substantiates the safety of its use. AIM OF THE STUDY The aim of this study was to investigate the safety of the ethanolic extract and the ethereal fraction of B. platypetala leaves. MATERIALS AND METHODS The identification of chemical compounds from the B. platypetala ethanolic extract and its ethereal fraction was performed by GC/MS and ESI… CONTINUE READING
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