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Chem Biol Interact. 2018 Dec 25;296:65-75. doi: 10.1016/j.cbi.2018.09.002. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

A review of biological and pharmacological activities of Baccharis trimera.

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1
Laboratory of Metabolic Biochemistry (LBM), Department of Biological Sciences (DECBI), Center of Research in Biological Science (NUPEB), Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Ouro Preto, 35400-000, Brazil; Laboratory of Stem Cell, Department of Anatomy of Domestic and Wild Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Department of Surgery (VCI), University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, 05508 270, Brazil. Electronic address: ana_far3p@yahoo.com.br.
2
Laboratory of Metabolic Biochemistry (LBM), Department of Biological Sciences (DECBI), Center of Research in Biological Science (NUPEB), Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Ouro Preto, 35400-000, Brazil.

Abstract

Plant-based systems continue to play an essential role in healthcare, and their use by different cultures has been extensively documented. Baccharis trimera, popularly known as carqueja, is a plant widely distributed in South America and has been traditionally used for treating several diseases particularly associated with hepatic and gastric disorders. The present study aimed to provide a general review of the available literature on phytochemical and biological data related to the species B. trimera as a potential source of new compounds with biological activity. Considering phytochemical studies, flavonoids, terpenes and chlorogenic acids were the main classes of compounds identified in aerial parts which were correlated with their biological activities such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, gastric and hepatic-protector, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and aid in weight loss.

KEYWORDS:

Anti-inflammatory; Antioxidant; Baccharis trimera; Gastric protector; Hepatic protector

PMID:
30240600
DOI:
10.1016/j.cbi.2018.09.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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