Preliminary investigation on phytochemical composition and biological activity of Cunila microcephala Benth.

@article{Felisbino2014PreliminaryIO,
  title={Preliminary investigation on phytochemical composition and biological activity of Cunila microcephala Benth.},
  author={Alan da Silva Felisbino and M. S. Borges and D. Leffa and Paula da Silva Cardoso and C. Pich and V. Andrade and P. Amaral},
  journal={Journal of Medicinal Plants Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={8},
  pages={780-787}
}
  • Alan da Silva Felisbino, M. S. Borges, +4 authors P. Amaral
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
  • Ethnobotanical studies have investigated the use of leaves of Cunila microcephala for respiratory, stomach and gastrointestinal disorders. The essential oil of this plant is mostly composed of menthofuran, which has a hepatotoxic effect. Due to the popular use of this plant in southern Brazil, this study aimed to perform phytochemical profile of C. microcephala to detect and determine the amount of secondary metabolites and to evaluate their microbiological activity in vitro and genetic damage… CONTINUE READING
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