Dorstenia brasiliensis Lam.

Nota de alcance

PARTE UTILIZADA= Used part: Raices tuberosas.

ACCIÓN FARMACOLÓGICA= Pharmacological action: Tónica, antifebril, emenagoga. COMPOSICIÓN QUÍMICA: Se reporta la presencia de ácidos benzoico, cítrico, málico y tartánico. Un screening fitoquímico demostró la ausencia de alcaloides (Bandoni, et al., 1976).

ZONA GEOGRÁFICA= Geografical zone: S. de Brasil, Paraguay y NE de Argentina. 

Nota de alcance (en)

Summary
Dorstenia brasiliensis (Moraceae) is a medicinal herb widely distributed throughout the Neotropics. Known by the popular name of bezoar, this species belongs to the Moraceae family, and is mostly reputed as an anti venom agent. Although several medicinal uses are attributed to D. brasiliensis, it is in this pharmacological field where most research has been carried out. In fact, the extracts have shown anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity in vivo, while it has been stated that some compounds present in the plant could act in a similar way to that of antitoxic serum proteins with venom neutralizing capacity, such as those produced by some animals.

Nota bibliográfica

1) OLIVEIRA SIMOES, Claudia María, et al. Plantas da maedicina popular no Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre : UFGRS, 1986, p.82.

2) 270 (doscientos setenta) plantas medicinales iberoamericanas. Santiago de Bogotá : CYTED-SECAB, 1995.

3) Plantas medicinales autóctonas de la Argentina. Bases científicas para su aplicación en atención primaria de la salud / Jorge Alonso y Cristian Jorge Desmarchelier. - 1a ed. - Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires: Corpus Libros Médicos y Científicos, 2015.

Dorstenia brasiliensis Lam.
Término aceptado: 15-Nov-2007