INSTITUTO QUIMICA Y METABOLISMO DEL FARMACO
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
capítulos de libros
Phyllanthus sellowianus: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Properties
O. HNATYSZYN; G. FERRARO
South American Medicinal Plants as a Potential Source of bioactive Compounds
Lugar: Kerala (India); Año: 2007; p. 1 - 19
ABSTRACT The genus Phyllanthus belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae and comprises about 750 species widely distributed in the tropical and subtropical countries. Phyllanthus sellowianus Müller Arg. (Euphorbiaceae), commonly known as sarandí blanco, is a shrub that grows in Northeastern Argentina, Southern Brasil, Paraguay and Uruguay. The infusions made with its stems and leaves are used in folk medicine as hypoglycemic and diuretic agents. The present review compiles the investigations carried out with the stem bark of P. sellowianus, providing a comprehensive update of the phytochemical analyses and the assessment of the pharmacological activities of different extracts and their constituents. In addition, a macropropagation technique for this species is also described.