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Turnera ulmifolia L. is used in Brazilian folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory in the treatment of albuminuria, leucorrhoea, furunculosis, asthma and rheumatism due to the presence of antioxidant compounds. Results indicated, through peroxidation suppression, that this extract exhibited greater antioxidative activity. Phenolic compounds may be responsible for this antioxidant capacity.

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Prove medicinal effects attributed by popular medicine


Beneficial use of T. ulmifolia extracts in herbal preparations and encouraging the isolation and identification of active constituents.

Dr. Jorge A. López

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This page is a summary of: Turnera ulmifolia L. (Turneraceae): Preliminary study of its antioxidant activity, Bioresource Technology, August 2006, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2005.07.009.
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