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Revista Brasileira de Plantas Medicinais

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CARVALHO, M.G. et al. Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi: chemical composition, biological properties and toxicity. Rev. bras. plantas med. [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.1, pp.158-169. ISSN 1516-0572.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-05722013000100022.

Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi is a medicinal plant known in Brazil as "aroeira da praia", which has been used in popular medicine as antipyretic, analgesic, depurative and in the treatment of diseases of the urogenital system. On the other hand, the scientific literature has reported that this plant has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antiulcerogenic activity. This review addresses the main biological properties and toxicological effects of "aroeira da praia", in addition to a systematic approach of the compounds that were already found in this species, the great majority of which is present in the essential oils.

Keywords : Schinus terebinthifolius; Anacardiaceae; chemical compounds; biological properties.

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