Poaceae (Gramineae)

Nota de alcance (en)

The chemical contents of grasses are among others silicia bodies in short cells of the epidermis, proteins in the aleuron layer of the endosperm, starch in the seeds, fructosan, coumarin in Hierochloe odorata (fragrant grass) and volatile oils in the Andropogoneae, which supply perfumes (palmarosa oil, lemongrass oil). Further chemical constituents found in the grasses are: polyphenols, flavones, glucovanillin, methoxyarbutin, alkaloids, cyanogenic compounds, Ncontaining antimicrobial substances, saponins, sterols and triterpenes.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

South American medicinal plants : botany, remedial properties, and general use / I. Roth, H. Lindorf. Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2002. -- p. 492.

Poaceae (Gramineae)
Término aceptado: 05-Mar-2008