Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia
versão impressa ISSN 0102-695X
IHA, Silvia M. et al. Phytochemical study of guava (Psidium guajava L.) with potential antioxidant activity aiming at developing a phytocosmetic formulation. Rev. bras. farmacogn. [online]. 2008, vol.18, n.3, pp. 387-393. ISSN 0102-695X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-695X2008000300013.
Considering the quality of the phytotherapic products, it is important to point out that the concern with this question includes rigorous accompaniment of the different stages of the development and production of these products, since the collection of the vegetable until the availability of the end product. In this work the quality control, the antioxidant potential were performed as also biological assays in vitro of guava fruit (P. guajava L.), for the development of a phytocosmetic formulation. The results had shown that the fruit presents tannins and flavonoids, as well as antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. The microbiological analysis did not present growth of pathogens. The importance of the establishment of the quality control for the plants is relevant, so that they are used for the development of a phytocosmetic formulation considered safe, efficient and with quality.
Palavras-chave : Psidium guajava; Myrtaceae; guava; antioxidant activity; phytocosmetic; antimicrobial activity.