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    Phytochemical and pharmacological studies on Mikania micrantha H.B.K. (Asteraceae)

    Pérez-Amador1 MC, V Muñoz Ocotero1, R Ibarra Balcazar1, F García Jiménez2

    Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol.79, pp. 77-80, 2010, DOI:10.32604/phyton.2010.79.077

    Abstract Asteraceae is one of the largest families of Angiospermae, and contains the Mikania genus. Several species of this family contain polyacetylenic and thiophenic compounds which are used as taxonomic markers. Also, their phototoxic activity acts as plant defense mechanism. In this paper we report the absence of these compounds in Mikania micrantha. We also describe the composition of the volatile oil from the seeds and inflorescence in the species. Linalool and α-pinene were the main components of this M. micrantha’s essential oil. This study tested the ability of extracts of Mikania micrantha to inhibit the mouse ear inflammation in More >

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