Coutarea hexandra (Jacq.) K. Schum.

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PARTE UTILIZADA= Used part: Corteza.

ACCION FARMACOLOGICA= Pharmacological action: Antifebril (corteza), emético, laxante, tónico-amargo, antipalúdico.

COMPOSICIÓN QUÍMICA= Chemical composition: Análises fitoquímicas de casca desta planta revelaram ser rica em 4-arilcumarinas (neoflavonoides) e seus glicosideos.

ZONA GEOGRAFICA= Geografical zone: América del Sur hasta N de Argentina. 

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DIVERSIDAD GENÉTICA Y MEJORAMIENTO DE PLANTAS MEDICINALES= Medicinal plants and improvement of medicinal herbs:

The structures assigned to the 5,7-dimethoxy-4-arylcoumarins isolated from Coutarea hexandra have been confirmed by synthesis, via Pechmann condensation of phloroglucinol and an ethyl benzoylacetate derivative, the hydroxy groups of which were protected either by benzylation or by methylenedioxy group formation. © 1985.

Nota de alcance (en)

Root: Root-bark mixed in a decoction with stem-bark is employed as an antidiabetic and vermifuge by the French Guiana Palikur.

Stem: Bark used in a decoction for swamp fever and malaria. Bark is bitter, stomachic, febrifuge.

Nota bibliográfica

1) TOURSARKISSIAN, Martín. Plantas medicinales de Argentina : sus nombres botánicos, vulgares, usos y distribución geográfica. Buenos Aires : Hemisferio Sur,1980, p.111.

2) LORENZI, Harri; MATOS, José de Abreu. Plantas medicinais no brasil: nativas e exóticas. Nova Odessa, SP : Instituto Plantarum, 2002. p. 406-407.

3) MONACHE, G.D., et al. Synthesis of 4-arylcoumarins from Coutarea hexandra. Phytochemistry. 1985, vol.24, nº6, p.1355-1357.

4) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017

Coutarea hexandra (Jacq.) K. Schum.
Término aceptado: 22-Nov-2007