PHYTOCHEMICAL PROSPECTION AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF THE AMAZONIAN SPECIES CARYOCAR VILLOSUM

Autores

  • Giovana Batista
  • Gutemberg Soares
  • Grasiely Sousa
  • Clarice Moura

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Phytochemicals, Pharmacologic actions, Biological products

Resumo

Due to the Amazonian diversity, several species are used by the population for medicinal purposes. Among these species, there is Caryocar villosum, known as “piquiá”, used as a natural anti-inflammatory to prevent bronchitis, fever, cough, colds and liver problems, in addition to alleviating muscle pain and rheumatism, among others. This literature review aimed to present studies related to phytochemical prospection and biological activities of this species. To prepare this study, the bibliographic research methodology was adopted, in which the Pubmed, SciELO and Google Scholar databases were consulted, from which 27 articles published in the period 1972-2021 were selected. According to the survey, it is known that this species has numerous chemical components responsible for the reported biological effects. Based on ethnopharmacological information about the “piquiá”, several studies have been carried out on its biological activity. However, as it is still a little explored species scientifically, the mechanisms by which Caryocar villosum presents its actions are still unclear and need to be elucidated, since the species is widely used by the Amazon population.

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2021-12-22

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Batista, G. ., Soares, G. ., Sousa, G. ., & Moura, C. . (2021). PHYTOCHEMICAL PROSPECTION AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF THE AMAZONIAN SPECIES CARYOCAR VILLOSUM. ENCICLOPÉDIA BIOSFERA, 18(38). Recuperado de https://conhecer.org.br/ojs/index.php/biosfera/article/view/5398