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2022 Mar 28

J Ethnopharmacol

Exploration of essential oil from Psychotria poeppigiana as an anti-hyperalgesic and anti-acetylcholinesterase agent: Chemical composition, biological activity and molecular docking.


Formagio A S N, Vilegas W, Volobuff C R F, Kassuya C A L, Cardoso C A L, Pereira Z V, Mussury Franco Silva R M, Dos Santos Yamazaki D A, de Freitas Gauze G, Manfron J, Marangoni J A
J Ethnopharmacol. 2022 Mar 28:115220.
PMID: 35358624.


Leaves from Psychotria poeppigiana Müll. Arg. (accepted as Palicourea tomentosa (Aubl.) Borhidi), Rubiaceae, has traditionally been used in medicine for treatments of inflammation and pain; Synonymously, Cephaelis elata for the treatment of dementia; However, few scientific studies have been evidence demonstrating this activity.