Key words: Myracrodruon urundeuva, dimeric chalcones, analgesic and antiinflammatory effects
Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemao (Anacardiaceae) is a 10- to 15-m high tree common in the Brazilian Northeastern "caatinga" (shrub forest), especially in Ceara state.
Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemao was originally collected near the city of Iguatu, Ceara, and identified by Dr.
Although antiinflammatory effects have also been detected in chalcones, the present results are, as far as we know, the first report of peripheral and central analgesic as well as antiinflammatory effects of dimeric chalcones from Myracrodruon urundeuva.
Melo GS, Pimentel MLL, Bandeira MM, Viana GSB, Moraes MO, Bezerra FAF, Moraes ME (1998) Toxicologia clinica e laboratorial do elixir de aroeira-do-sertao, Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemao.
Morais MM, Belarmino-Filho JN, Nery EA, Viana GSB, Brito GAC, Ribeiro RA (1999) Comparacao dos efeitos de xtrato hidroalcoolico de Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemao e do MESNA na patogenese da cistite hemorragica induzida por ifosfamida.