White Sapote / Casimiroa edulis

Central nervous system activity of the hydroalcoholic extract of Casimiroa edulis in rats and mice In order to evaluate the effects produced by the hydroalcoholic extract of leaves from Casimiroa edulis on the central nervous system, different behavioral tests and animal models of depression and anxiety were performed. The extract was administered intraperitoneally in male […]

Trumpet Tree / Cecropia obtusifolia

Hypoglycemic effect of Cecropia obtusifolia on streptozotocin diabetic rats The hypoglycemic effects of water and butanolic extracts prepared from leaves of Cecropia obtusifolia (Cecropiaceae) were examined in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. A single oral administration of a water extract at doses of 90 and 150 mg/kg and of a butanol extract at doses of 9 […]

Monkey’s Hand Tree / Chiranthodendron pentadactylon

Antiprotozoal, Antibacterial and Antidiarrheal Properties from the Flowers of Chiranthodendron pentadactylon and Isolated Flavonoids Background: Chiranthodendron pentadactylon Larreat. (Sterculiaceae) is a Mexican plant used in traditional medicine for the treatment of heart disease symptoms and infectious diarrhea. Objective: To evaluate in vitro antiprotozoal and antibacterial activities and in vivo antidiarrheal activity from the flowers of […]

Kidneywood / Eysenhardtia polystachya

The Ethanolic Extract of Eysenhardtia polystachya (Ort.) Sarg. Bark and Its Fractions Delay the Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Show Antinociceptive Activity in Murine Models Eysenhardtia polystachya is widely used in folk medicine as an anti-rheumatic and analgesic agent, but no systematic study of its effects on several markers associated with rheumatoid arthritis and its […]

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