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Pluchea carolinensis (Jacq.) G. Don

  • Carles RoerschEmail author
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Part of the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World book series (MAPW, volume 5)

Abstract

Pluchea carolinensis, is widely distributed in Central America, the Caribbean, the North of South America, and is naturalized in Florida, Hawaii, Islands of the Pacific, and Taiwan. The large number of common names given to P. carolinensis indicates the popularity of this medicinal plant. Also, the conformity in traditional uses between Spanish, French and English speaking cultures is remarkable. However, until now very few biological, pharmacological experiment are carried out to corroborate the traditional uses. Clinical experiments are completely absent. The anti-Leishmania activity of the extracts and pure compounds are promising.

Keywords

Pluchea carolinensis Traditional uses Chemical compounds Anti-Leishmania activity 

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  1. 1.Herbario “Dr. Henri Alain Liogier”Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña (UNPHU)Santo DomingoDominican Republic

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