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Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia

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MIGLIATO, Ketylin F. et al. Quality control of Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels fruits. Rev. bras. farmacogn. [online]. 2007, vol.17, n.1, pp.94-101. ISSN 1981-528X.

Considering the quality of the phytotherapic agents, it is important to point out that the concern with this subject includes rigorous attendance of the different steps of the development and production of these products, from the collection of the vegetable to the availability of the final product. In this work the quality control of the Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels fruit, popularly known as jambolão, was carried out. Pharmacopoeic and no pharmacopoeic methodologies were employed to physico-chemical and microbiological quality control. The obtained results showed that the fruits presents a content of tannins of 4.2%, the preliminary phytochemical analysis of the S. cumini fruits evidenced tannins, flavonoids, antocianidin, iridoids, alkaloids and heterosides simple phenols. The microbiological analysis didn’t present phatogenic growth among the other accomplished tests. The work stands out the importance of the establishment of norms for the quality control for the plants, so that they are used with phytotherapic purpose.

Keywords : Syzygium cumini; Myrtaceae; quality control; phytotherapy; physico-chemical quality control; microbiologic control.

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