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2019 Jul 15

J Ethnopharmacol


Antinociceptive effects and markers of oxidative stress of extract enriched with active indole alkaloids from leaves of Tabernaemontana catharinensis.


Pergher D, Picolotto A, Rosales P, Machado KG, Cerbaro A F, França RT, Salvador M, Roesch-Ely M, Tasso L, Figueiredo J G, Moura S
J Ethnopharmacol. 2019 Jul 15; 239:111863.
PMID: 30974203.


Ethnopharmacological knowledge is important for the identification of active compounds from natural products. Pain may have different aetiologies with complex mechanisms. Tabernaemontana catharinensis is well known for indole alkaloids, being used empirically in folk medicine, with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory as well as antiofidic actions among others.