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2022 Oct 10

J Ethnopharmacol

Schinus terebinthifolia leaf lectin has central and peripheral antinociceptive action mediated by its carbohydrate-recognition domain and delta-opioid receptors.


de Oliveira Marinho A, de Santana Brito J, da Costa J A, da Silva A R, da Silva S P, de Amorim L C, Correia M T D S, Paiva P M G, de Oliveira A M, de Siqueira Patriota L L, Napoleão T H
J Ethnopharmacol. 2022 Oct 10:115817.
PMID: 36228889.


Preparations from the bark and leaves of Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi are commonly used to treat toothaches and sore throats. The use of medications based on leaves of this plant has also been reported for pain of arthritis, toothache, and sore throat. Some evidence indicated that the lectin SteLL is an antinociceptive agent from leaves.