Evaluation of ultrasonic transmission of Copaifera duckei Dwyer herbal gel

Daliane Ferreira Marinho Elaine Cristina Pacheco de Oliveira Jairo Augusto de Sousa Araújo Inaê Ferreira Pinto Helen Soares de Lima Waldiney Pires Moraes Carlos Eduardo Ambrósio Adriana Caroprezo Morini About the authors


This study aimed to evaluate the potential of transmissibility of an herbal gel of Copaifera duckei Dwyer at a concentration of 10%. The research was registered with the Brazilian Biodiversity System. The gel of Copaifera duckei 10% was guidelined by the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia and tested on an Ultrasound device (US) operated in the range of 1 MHz. The control groups were selected distilled water and hydro alcoholic gel. The analysis was qualitatively and quantitatively using the model proposed in the literature. The US was scheduled to current modes pulsed/continuous and tested in the intensities (0.2/0.4/0.6/0.8/1.0W/cm2) in 1mim/cm2. The data received statistical treatment by BioEstat software 5.3 and was admitted to a significance level of ≥0.05. In continuous mode and intensity of 0.2W/cm2 gel was considered “good transmitter” at the intensity of 0.4W/cm2 and 0.6W/cm2 a “moderate Transmitter” and the intensity of 0.8W/cm2 and 1.0W/cm2 a “poor transmitter”. It was concluded that the 10% gel C. duckei US did not attenuate US waves in any form or intensity tested; it can thus be used for this treatment being considered a good or moderate transmitter according to the intensity of US.

Ultrasonic transmission; Copaifera duckei; herbal gel; phytotherapy. ultrasound; phonophoresis

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