Abstract:Humiria balsamifera is used in traditional medicine as anthelmintic, expectorant, to treat hepatitis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids; to cure chronic wounds; and to alleviate toothaches. This species occurs in Jurubatiba shoal, Rio de Janeiro state-Brazil, a rich region which offers a variety of promising bioactive product sources. The present study focuses on the chemical and pharmacological evaluation of H. balsamifera. The n-hexane, dichloromethane and ethyl acetate leaf fractions exhibited higher inhibitory potenti… Show more
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