2008
DOI: 10.1590/s0074-02762008005000015
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Antimicrobial activity of Brazilian copaiba oils obtained from different species of the Copaifera genus

Abstract: The antimicrobial activity of copaiba oils was tested against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and

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“…Used since the 16th century for medicinal purposes 2,6 , Copaíba oil is described in the literature as anti-edematous 5 , anti-inflammatory 3,7,8 , antibacterial 8,9 , insecticide 5,6,8 , antifungal 10 and wound healing 8,11 . It is popularly adopted in the treatment of several diseases, such as cystitis, bronchitis, chronic diarrhea, rheumatism, psoriasis, tumors 9 and gonorrhea 4 .…”
Section: Officinaliis C Reticulata C Langsdorffii C Guyanensismentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Used since the 16th century for medicinal purposes 2,6 , Copaíba oil is described in the literature as anti-edematous 5 , anti-inflammatory 3,7,8 , antibacterial 8,9 , insecticide 5,6,8 , antifungal 10 and wound healing 8,11 . It is popularly adopted in the treatment of several diseases, such as cystitis, bronchitis, chronic diarrhea, rheumatism, psoriasis, tumors 9 and gonorrhea 4 .…”
Section: Officinaliis C Reticulata C Langsdorffii C Guyanensismentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Classification of the antibacterial activity was based on MIC values, as follows: MIC < 100 mg/mL, good; 100 < MIC < 500 mg/mL, moderate; 500 < MIC < 1000 mg/mL, weak; MIC > 1000 mg/mL, inactive [23]. Most of the evaluated extracts were inactive or weakly active against the panel of selected oral bacteria ( Table 2).…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Knowing that the copaiba used in this study does not show effects against gram-negative bacteria 13 and that the model of CLP primarily deflagrates gramnegative septicemia, it is believed that the determining factor for increasing animal survival was the anti-inflammatory action of this plant, by modulating the inflammatory response and subsequent issue damage mediated by free radicals and proinflammatory citocinais against sepsis.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 97%
“…One of the main medicinal plants used in the Amazon region, and the subject of many scientific studies is the copaiba oils, whose effects were tested and found effective in various activities, such as anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial 12 , especially against gram-positive bacteria 13 .…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%