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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Embrapa Acre - Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Date Issued: 2019
Type of Material: Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Authors: MENEGUETTI, N. F. S. P.
Additional Information: Naila Fernanda Sbsczk Pereira Meneguetti, Universidade Federal do Acre (Ufac); Dionatas Ulises de Oliveira Meneguetti, Universidade Federal do Acre (Ufac)/Colégio de Aplicação; AMAURI SIVIERO, CPAF-AC.
Title: Biotechnological potential of the Carapa guianensis, Bertholletia excelsa and Copaifera spp. oils.
Publisher: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, v. 13, n. 17, p. 413-422, Oct. 2019. Article number: AE7748762034.
Language: en
Keywords: Aceites esenciales
Revisión bibliográfica.
Revisão bibliográfica
Literature review
Plantas medicinales
Nuez del Brasil
Medicina tradicional
Produto florestal não madeireiro (PFNM)
Castanha do brasil
Description: The use of vegetable species for treatment or prevention of diseases is one of the most ancient medicine techniques in humanity. In Amazon rainforest, there are numerous of plant species that possess biotechnological potential, and due to this, this study aimed at carrying out a bibliographic review describing the biotechnological potential in Carapa guianensis, Bertholletia excels, and Copaifera spp. oils. This study is a systematic review of literature in the databases: SCIELO, VHL and PUBMED, by using the descriptors: C. guianensis oil, B. excelsa oil and Copaifera spp. After the selection, 87 articles were selected; 48 on C. guianensis, 9 on B. excels, and 30 on Copaifera spp. Oil seeds from Amazon rainforest possess a good biotechnological potential to be explored. This review has shown that C. guianensis and Copaifera spp. are strong candidates for the search of new insecticide, antiparasitict, anti-inflammatory and healing products. Copaifera spp. has also shown to be promising for the production of antibiotic and antifungic medicines, and C. guianensis for acaricide drugs. Future studies are indicated to deepen the knowledge already described and to investigate new biotechnological potentialities of Amazonian oil seeds. However, for this to happen, greater financial support is required from the Brazilian government and agencies, thus increasing the level of research in the region, which will consequently maximize the likelihood of new product discovery.
Thesagro: Andiroba
Bertholletia Excelsa
Óleo Essencial
Planta Medicinal.
Carapa Guianensis
Castanha do Para
NAL Thesaurus: Nontimber forest products.
Medicinal plants
Traditional medicine
Brazil nuts
Essential oils
Data Created: 2019-10-17
ISSN: 1996-0875
Appears in Collections:Artigo em periódico indexado (CPAF-AC)

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