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.
Ethnopharmacology, biological activity and chemical characterization of Mansoa alliacea. A review about a promising plant from Amazonian region
Published: 10 October 2017 by MDPI AG in MOL2NET 2017, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Sciences, 3rd edition in MOL2NET 2017, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Sciences, 3rd edition
MDPI AG, 10.3390/mol2net-03-04617