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Contribution to the knowledge of the species Hancornia speciosa Gomes: A bibliographical review
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1  Federal University of Paraiba


The use of medicinal plants is widespread throughout the world and its use in Brazil is part of the reality of the population. It can be said that phytotherapy is a use of plants for therapeutic purposes, stimulating as natural defenses of the organism and employing its chemical constituents to combat various conditions. The review of data present in the literature, as an extremely important way to unite it scientifically proved on a species Hancornia speciosa Gomes. Considering that a popular medicine is widely used in Brazil and does not always have concrete evidence as to the correct use of the species. This work aimed to gather a set of information based on national and international literature on a species Hancornia speciosa Gomes on their biological activities to elaborate a literature review. The methodology used for bibliographic research and scientific character. Composed of information of national and international scientific origin in the area of ​​Natural products, collected indirectly based on secondary sources such as: books, websites, scientific articles, theses and magazines in the databases. A set of information about what has been reported in the literature on a species Hancornia speciosa Gomes was then elaborated. And it organizes in tabular form.

Keywords: Hancornia speciosa Gomes.; Medicinal plants; Natural products; Phytotherapy.