Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia
versión impresa ISSN 0102-695X
FEITOSA, Evanilson Alves; XAVIER, Haroudo Satiro y RANDAU, Karina Perrelli. Chrysobalanaceae: traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology. Rev. bras. farmacogn. [online]. 2012, vol.22, n.5, pp. 1181-1186. Epub 14-Jun-2012. ISSN 0102-695X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-695X2012005000080.
Chrysobalanaceae is a family composed of seventeen genera and about 525 species. In Africa and South America some species have popular indications for various diseases such as malaria, epilepsy, diarrhea, inflammations and diabetes. Despite presenting several indications of popular use, there are few studies confirming the activities of these species. In the course of evaluating the potential for future studies, the present work is a literature survey on databases of the botanical, chemical, biological and ethnopharmacological data on Chrysobalanaceae species published since the first studies that occurred in the 60's until the present day.
Palabras llave : Hirtella; Licania; Parinari; botany; ethnopharmacology.