Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia
Print version ISSN 0102-695X
USTULIN, Mirella et al. Commercialized medicinal plants in the Mercado Municipal of Campo Grande-MS. Rev. bras. farmacogn. [online]. 2009, vol.19, n.3, pp. 805-813. ISSN 0102-695X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-695X2009000500026.
The aim of this paper was the survey of the medicinal plants most used from Campo Grande population and commercialized in the Mercado Municipal of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The survey was performed in 2002 and 2003 by interviewing and revealed 117 species. Thirty four species were acquired, and of those 22 were identified. Of those ten are only typical of the Cerrado, like as: Curatella americana, Guazuma ulmifolia, Maclura tinctoria, Stryphnodendron obovatum etc. The most mentioned families were Asteraceae, Moraceae, Sterculiaceae and Leguminosae. The most used part of the plant is the leaf, mainly prepared as infusion. These folk-medicine plants have been mostly used for wound healing and the treatment of rheumatism. The species are used for treating diverse pathologies. Data obtained showed that most of the species (65.2%) did not have any pharmacological study to confirm the popular indication. Only eight species (34.8%) had some activity confirmed in the literature.
Keywords : Medicinal plants; ethnopharmacology; Campo Grande-MS.