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Title: Hypotensive effect and enzyme inhibition activity of mapuche medicinal plant extracts
Authors: Schmeda-Hirschmann, G.
Loyola, J.I.
Sierra, J.
Retamal, R.
Rodriguez, J.
Keywords: medicinal plants; Mapuche; hypotensive effect; xanthine oxidase; -glucuronidase; enzyme inhibition; brine shrimp toxicity; biological activities
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Citation: Phytotherapy Research 6 (4): 184-188
Abstract: Thirty-five plant samples belonging to 30 Mapuche medicinal plants were assayed for xanthine oxidase and -glucuronidase inhibitory activity as well as for brine shrimp toxicity and hypotensive effect in normotensive rats. A high number of extracts displayed significant inhibition towards the enzyme -glucuronidase or elicited a hypotensive response. The biological activity of the assayed extracts shows some correlation with their use as digestives for treating hepatic troubles by the Mapuche Amerindians. From the ten plants displaying a hypotensive effect 20%, eight have some ethnobotanical indication suggesting that activity.
Description: G. Schmeda-Hirschmann, J. I. Loyola, J. Sierra, R. Retamal, J. Rodriguez. Departamento de Biologia, Universidad de Talca, Casilla 747, Talca, Chile.
URI: http://dspace.utalca.cl/handle/1950/4623
ISSN: 0951-418X
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