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TIP. Revista especializada en ciencias químico-biológicas

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HERNANDEZ, Tzasná et al. Phytochemistry and biological activities of important plants in traditional medicine in the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley. TIP [online]. 2015, vol.18, n.2, pp.116-121. ISSN 1405-888X.

A synthesis of a research series about biological activity and phytochemical composition of 10 plant species used in traditional medicine by the people of Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley, Puebla, is presented herein. In this review, results of the biological properties of essential oils, extracts and pure metabolites isolated of medicinal plants are shown. The biological activities studied were: antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, photoprotective, hypoglycemic and anti-inflammatory. Results were positive in each of the aspects studied in majority of species. Suggesting that there is a strong phytochemical and pharmacognostic support that endorses the traditional knowledge about the medicinal plants used in that region of México.

Keywords : biological activities; phytochemistry; secondary metabolites; Tehuacán- Cuicatlán Valley; traditional medcine.

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