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2022 Sep 09

J Ethnopharmacol

Protease inhibitor from Libidibia ferrea seeds attenuates inflammatory and nociceptive responses in mice.


Carvalho R, Bonfá I S, de Araújo Isaías Muller J, Pando S C, Toffoli-Kadri M C
J Ethnopharmacol. 2022 Sep 09:115694.
PMID: 36096346.


Libidibia ferrea (Mart. ex. Tul.) L.P. Queiroz is a Brazilian native tree locally known as jucá and pau-ferro, and it has been used in folk medicine for relieving, asthma, bronchitis, sore throat, rheumatism, enterocolitis and fever. The anti-inflammatory properties of L. ferrea were confirmed for its stem, fruit, leaves, bark and seeds extracts, however little is known about the natural compounds that may be associated with that response.