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Title: A pharmacological and phytochemical study of medicinal plants used in Mexican folk medicine
Authors: Aarland, Rayn Clarenc
Peralta-Gómez, Susana
Sanchéz, Cesar Morales
Parra-Bustamante, Francisco
Villa-Hernández, Juan Manuel
León-Sánchez, Fernando Díaz de
Pérez-Flores, Laura J
Rivera-Cabrera, Fernando
Mendoza-Espinoza, José Alberto
Keywords: Pharmacological characterization;Mexico;Folk medicine;E. angustifolia DC.;Antioxidant activity;Molecular identification
Issue Date: Oct-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 36/00, C09K 15/00, G06F 19/10, C07C 7/13, C01B 37/00, C01B 39/00
Abstract: Sonora market is one of the most important places in Latin America for management of traditional medicine due to the convergence of knowledge from several different indigenous communities. For this reason we decided to apply the standardization methodology proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and adapted by our research group to a total of ten plants used in the Sonora market, because of their referred antioxidant properties. A fragment of 18S rDNA of four of these plants was registered in GenBank database 2014 ( Quantitative analysis showed that the E. angustifolia® commercial extract (Maryel Natura Gold) contains higher levels of total flavonoids than the extracts of the plants used in the Sonora market. However, chlorogenic acid was found in Castela erecta Turpin sspchaparro amargo”, Larrea tridentata (Sessé & Moc. ex DC.) Coville gobernadora”, Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill. Raíz de nopal”, Tecoma stanstronadora, and Ibervillea sonorae (S. Watson) Greene Wereke, but not in the E. angustifolia® extract. Antioxidant activity was higher in the E. angustifolia® extract compared to the extracts of evaluated plants. This information will serve as basis for progress in the recovery, standardization, pharmacological characterization and application of medicinal plants used in Mexican traditional medicine.
Page(s): 550-557
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.14(4) [October 2015]

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