2011
DOI: 10.1590/s1984-82502011000300024
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Use of medicinal herbs by patients with severe asthma managed at a Referral Center

Abstract: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that may lead to limitations in regular activities, to hospitalizations and a decrease in quality of life. Adherence to drug treatment is crucial for control of the disease. The use of medicinal herbs can reduce adherence to prescriptions, as the medication may be replaced by infusions or herbal products. The objective of this study was to evaluate the frequency of use of traditional herbal medicine among severe asthmatics in Salvador. Information on use … Show more

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“…The presence of flavonoids was confirmed using a 10% sodium hydroxide colorimetric analysis [ 11 ]. The identification of saponins and the determination of the foaming index in the water extract were performed according to the standard method [ 12 , 13 ]. To identify tannins in the A .…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The presence of flavonoids was confirmed using a 10% sodium hydroxide colorimetric analysis [ 11 ]. The identification of saponins and the determination of the foaming index in the water extract were performed according to the standard method [ 12 , 13 ]. To identify tannins in the A .…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Diferenciado apenas os critérios de inclusão e exclusão como mencionado. Na pesquisa do autor Mega (2011), cento e quarenta e quatro (91,1%) dos cento e cinquenta e oito pacientes avaliados utilizavam plantas medicinais, dos quais apenas 26,5% atribuíam melhora dos sintomas da asma a este tratamento alternativo e somente 8 pacientes já haviam feito a substituição de medicamento por alguma planta medicinal. Houve tendência a menor adesão ao tratamento medicamentoso neste grupo de pacientes.…”
Section: Métodounclassified
“…In order to determine the presence of various compounds like avonoids, saponins, tannins, 5.0 g dried powder were boiled in distilled water for 10 min, ltered after the solution being cooled, and the supernatant was used for detection. The existence of avonoids in the solution was proved by 10% sodium hydroxide colorimetric analysis [11]. The identi cation of saponins and the determination of foaming index in water extract were realized according to [12,13].…”
Section: Phytochemical Analysis Of Aqueous Extract Of Ageratina Adeno...mentioning
confidence: 99%