J Ethnopharmacol 2021 May 6:114188. Epub 2021 May 6.
Laboratório de Farmacognosia e Fitoterapia (LFF) - Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Petrolina, PE, Brazil; Rede Nordeste de Biotecnologia (RENORBIO) - Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil. Electronic address:
Ethnopharmacological Relevance: The genus Triplaris (Polygonaceae) comprises approximately 25 species distributed throughout South and Central America. Some species have been used in folk medicine, mainly, to treat malaria, leishmaniasis, diarrheia, dysenteria, pain and inflammation.
Aim Of The Study: The purpose of this review is to provide information on the traditional uses, phytochemistry and known biological activities of Triplaris, an important genus for South America research groups on medicinal plants, in order to explore its therapeutic potential to direct future research in the search for new bioactive molecules. Read More