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2022 Nov 24

J Ethnopharmacol

Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of Mimosa acutistipula (Mart.) Benth.


Gomes Bezerra L F, Sant'Anna da Silva A P, Xavier da Cunha R, de Oliveira J R S, de Barros M D, de da Silva V M M A, de Lima V L M
J Ethnopharmacol. 2022 Nov 24:115964.
PMID: 36436717.


Medicinal plants belonging to the genus Mimosa, such as Mimosa tenuiflora, M. caesalpinifolia, and M. verrucosa are known for their popular use for asthma, bronchitis and fever. Ethnopharmacological studies report that Mimosa acutistipula is used to treat alopecia and pharyngitis, conditions that can be related to oxidative stress, inflammatory processes and painful limitations. However, there is no studies on its efficacy and mechanism of action.