What is it about?

Individual compounds from the plant species Mikania micrantha and M. cordifolia collected from populations in Mexico were isolated, identified and tested for their activity against human cancer cell lines and as anti-inflammatory. The results were moderate.

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Why is it important?

We explored the potential medicinal use of individual compounds from Mikania, a plant used in traditional medicine to treat inflammation and skin rashes.


This study suggests that the medicinal properties of Mikania have been exaggerated.

Angel E Bravo-Monzón
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

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This page is a summary of: Sesquiterpene lactones from Mikania micrantha and Mikania cordifolia and their cytotoxic and anti-inflammatory evaluation, Fitoterapia, April 2014, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.fitote.2014.02.006.
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