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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Pharmacology and toxicology of Peumus boldus and Baccharis genistelloides
Author: Ruiz, ALTG
Taffarello, D
Souza, VHS
Carvalho, JE
Abstract: There:are a great number of medicinal plants without any scientific confirmation about their about two medicinal plants efficacy and safety. This paper is a short review about two medicinal plants, "boldo do chile" (Peumus boldus) and "carqueja" (Baccharis genistelloides). Pharmacological studies have. confirmed several popular indication for P. boldus and B. genistelloides, besides have established a relatiohship between isolated compounds from these extracts and the pharmacological effects observed. On the other hand, toxicological researches have pointed out that P. boldus tea should not be consumed during a long-period (potential hepatotoxicity)and by pregnant, especially during the first three months. Moreover, B. genistelloides tea must be prohibited for pregnant,be cause of. confirmed abortive action, and, for patients using medicines for blood pressure disorders. These studies point out the continuous necessity of more studies about medicinal plants; only with thin knowledge it will be possible a safe and efficient use.
Subject: Monimiaceae
Boldo do Chile
antioxidant capacity
Country: Brasil
Editor: Soc Brasileira Farmacognosia
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0102-695X2008000200025
Date Issue: 2008
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