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Bioactive Components of a Peruvian Herbal Medicine, Chucuhuasi (Maytenus amazonica)

  • Emi Okuyama
  • K. Shimamura
  • C. Nagamatsu
  • H. Fujimoto
  • M. Ishibashi
  • O. Shirota
  • S. Sekita
  • M. Satake
  • J. Ruiz
  • F. A. Flores
  • S. Yuenyongsawad

Abstract

With a view to the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources, we have studied the pharmacological effects and active components of traditional medicines to gain scientific understanding and develop rational use and also to obtain lead-molecules for conventional medicines.

Keywords

Stem Bark Bioactive Component Ethyl Acetate Fraction Radical Scavenge Effect DPPH Radical Scavenge Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emi Okuyama
    • 1
  • K. Shimamura
    • 1
  • C. Nagamatsu
    • 1
  • H. Fujimoto
    • 1
  • M. Ishibashi
    • 1
  • O. Shirota
    • 2
  • S. Sekita
    • 2
  • M. Satake
    • 2
  • J. Ruiz
    • 3
  • F. A. Flores
    • 3
  • S. Yuenyongsawad
    • 4
  1. 1.Graduate School of Pharmaceutical SciencesChiba UniversityChibaJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of Health SciencesTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Herbario Etnobotanico AmazonicoIquitosPeru
  4. 4.Prince of Songkla UniversitySongklaThailand

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