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2022 Nov 25

J Ethnopharmacol

Eugenia gracillima essential oil has pharmaceutical applications in pain and inflammation without toxic effects in mice.


Guedes J B, do Nascimento A L, Costa W K, de Veras B O, dede Aguiar J C R O F, do Navarro D M A F, Napoleão T H, da Silva M V, de Oliveira A M, Correia M T D S
J Ethnopharmacol. 2022 Nov 25:115941.
PMID: 36442761.


Eugenia gracillima is widely used by the population in the manufacture of pulps and jellies, with popular reports of its use in the treatment of infections in the urinary system, respiratory and dermatological problems. A previous study reports that EO from E. gracillima leaves proved to be a promising antioxidant agent in combating the promastigote forms of protozoa. Despite this, this species has been little studied due to its pharmacological properties.