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Type: Artigo de Periódico
Title: Cocos nucifera (L.) (Arecaceae) : a phytochemical and pharmacological review
Authors: Lima, E.B.C.
Sousa, C.N.S.
Meneses, L.N.
Ximenes, N.C.
Santos Júnior, M.A.
Vasconcelos, G.S.
Lima, N.B.C.
Patrocínio, Manoel Cláudio Azevedo
Macedo, D.
Vasconcelos, S.M.M.
Keywords: Cocos nucifera;Pharmacological properties
Issue Date: Aug-2015
Publisher: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
Citation: LIMA, E.B.C. et al. Cocos nucifera (L.) (Arecaceae) : a phytochemical and pharmacological review. Brazilian journal of medical and biological research, Ribeirao Preto, v. 48, n. 11, p. 953-964, aug. 2015.
Abstract: Cocos nucifera (L.) (Arecaceae) is commonly called the ‘‘ coconut tree ’’ and is the most naturally widespread fruit plant on Earth. Throughout history, humans have used medicinal plants therapeutically, and minerals, plants, and animals have traditionally been the main sources of drugs. The constituents of C. nucifera have some biological effects, such as antihelminthic, anti- in fl ammatory, antinociceptive, antioxidant, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antitumor activities. Our objective in the present study was to review the phytochemical pro fi le, pharmacological activities, and toxicology of C. nucifera to guide future preclinical and clinical studies using this plant. This systematic review consisted of searches performed using scienti fi c databases such as Scopus, Science Direct, PubMed, SciVerse, and Scienti fi c Electronic Library Online. Some uses of the plant were partially con fi rmed by previous studies demonstrating analgesic, antiarthritic, antibacterial, antipyretic, antihelminthic, antidiarrheal, and hypoglycemic activities. In addition, other properties such as antihypertensive, anti-in fl ammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, cardioprotective, antiseizure, cytotoxicity, hepatoprotective, vasodilation, nephroprotective, and anti-osteoporosis effects were also reported. Because each part of C. nucifera has different constituents, the pharmacological effects of the plant vary according to the part of the plant evaluated.
ISSN: 1414-431X
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