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[] Ethnopharmacology, biological activity and chemical characterization of Mansoa alliacea. A review about a promising plant from Amazonian region

UNIVERSIDAD ESTATAL AMAZONICA
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10 October 2017
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Abstract

Mansoa Alliacea is a native plant from Amazonian basin and has great ancestral value for the local communities. M. alliacea is a traditional medicine for healers and shamans and has multiple uses due to the presence of several chemical constituents with important pharmacological properties. Plant derivate are used as: antiseptic, diuretic, analgesic, antipyretic. Folk medicine is related also to the treatment of many diseases such as: reduction of blood pressure against atherosclerosis, arthritis and rheumatism. Researches have also been proven an appreciable antioxidant property, which revalue it for cosmetic purposes.  Chemical composition includes: alidil-sulfoxide, allylindyloxide, allina, allein, allicin, disulfide, propylallyl, divinyl sulfide, diallyl sulfide, dimethyl sulfide, daucosterol, beta-sitosterol, fucosterol, stigmasterol, iridoides and isothiocyanates, naphthoquinones, alkaloids, saponins, flavones, vitamin E, vitamin C and minerals such as chromium and selenium. The present review includes ethnobotanical and pharmacological data that are related to the chemical composition of M. alliacea species.

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Key words: Mansoa alliacea, traditional medicine, antiseptic, diuretic, antipyretic analgesic, antioxidant, arthritis, rheumatism.

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Tasambay Salazar, A.; Scalvenzi, L.; Piedra Lascano, A.; Radice, M. Ethnopharmacology, biological activity and chemical characterization of Mansoa alliacea. A review about a promising plant from Amazonian region. In Proceedings of the MOL2NET 2017, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Sciences, 3rd edition, 15 February–20 December 2017; Sciforum Electronic Conference Series, Vol. 3, 2017 ; doi:10.3390/mol2net-03-04617

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