Phoradendron hieronymi Trel.

Nota de alcance

PARTE UTILIZADA= Used part: Hojas.

ACCION FARMACOLOGICA= Pharmacological action: Antiasmático.

COMPOSICIÖN QUÏMICA= Chemical composition: Tyramine was isolated in a 0.07-0.32% yield from the dried leaves of one species of Psittacanthus (P. cuneifolius), one of Phrygilanthus (Phr. flagellaris) and of three different species of Phoradendron (Ph. argentinum, Ph. Liga and Ph. Hieronymi), South Americans mistletoes collected in Argentina on different hosts (Acacia caven, Acacia aroma, Bougainvillea stipitata, Acnistus breviflorus and Celtis spinosa respectively). This is the first reported isolation of tyramine in Argentine Loranthaceae used pharmaceutically and in folk medicine. This amine could be responsible for hypertensive responses observed in previous pharmacological studies.

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

Nota bibliográfica

1) TOURSARKISSIAN, Martín. Plantas medicinales de Argentina : sus nombres botánicos, vulgares, usos y distribución geográfica. Buenos Aires : Hemisferio Sur, 1980, p.79.

2) GRAZIANO, M.N., et al. Isolation of tyramine from five Argentine species of Loranthaceae. Lloydia. 1967, vol.30, nº3, p.242-244.

Phoradendron hieronymi Trel.
Término aceptado: 12-Nov-2007