Prosopanche americana (R.Br.) Baillon

Nota de alcance

PARTE UTILIZADA= Used part: Flores.

ACCION FARMACOLOGICA= Pharmacological action: Hemostático, cicatrizante (flores). .

ZONA GEOGRAFICA= Geografical zone: N. y Centro de Argentina.

Nota de alcance

ÚLTIMOS AVANCES EN LA QUÍMICA Y ACTIVIDADES BACTERIOLÓGICAS EN LAS PLANTAS MEDICINALES= Medicinal plants, last advances on chemistry and bacteria activities on the medicinal herbs

Plants synthesise a vast array of secondary metabolites that are gaining importance for their biotechnological applications.  The antifungal activity of the ethanolic extracts of ten Argentinean plants used in native medicine is reported.  Antifungal assays included radial growth inhibition, disk and well diffusion assays and growth inhibition by broth dilution tests.  The chosen test fungi were yeasts, microfungi and wood-rot causing Basidiomycetes.  Extracts of Larrea divaricata, Zuccagnia punctata and Larrea cuneifolia displayed remarkable activity in the assays against the majority of the test fungi.  In addition to the former plants, Prosopanche americana also inhibited yeast growth.

Nota bibliográfica

1) TOURSARKISSIAN, Martín. Plantas medicinales de Argentina : sus nombres botánicos, vulgares, usos y distribución geográfica. Buenos Aires : Hemisferio Sur,1980, p.60 .

2) QUIROGA, E. N.; SAMPIETRO, A. R.; VATTUONE, M. A. Screening antifungal activities of selected medicinal plants. Journal of ethnopharmacology. 2001, vol.74, nº1, p.89-96.

Prosopanche americana (R.Br.) Baillon
Término aceptado: 17-Oct-2007