Pimenta pseudocaryophyllus

Pimenta pseudocaryophyllus, popularly known as cataia, craveiro or louro-cravo, is a species from the family Myrtaceae.

Pimenta pseudocaryophyllus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Pimenta
Species:
P. pseudocaryophyllus
Binomial name
Pimenta pseudocaryophyllus
(Gomes) Landrum

It is largely distributed in pantropical and subtropical regions, including Central America and South America.[1][2]

Chemical compositionEdit

It contains chavibetol and methyleugenol.[3]

UsesEdit

Traditional medicineEdit

It is a medicinal plant in traditional folk medicine. The leaves are used to prepare a refreshing drink known for its putative diuretic, sedative, and aphrodisiac actions.[4]

The population of Guaraqueçaba, in the state of Paraná, Brazil, uses an infusion of P. pseudocaryophyllus leaves in the form of tea to treat the predisposition to arthritical and gouty affections of the joints, fever and other diseases.[5] Studies about P. pseudocaryophyllus describe its extracts as having anxiolytic and sedative action[6] and antioxidant activity.[7][non-primary source needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fajemiroye, J. O. (2012). Central activities of pimenta pseudocaryophyllus (gomes) L.R. landrum. Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, 2(1), 118-122.
  2. ^ Paula, Joelma Abadia Marciano de; Silva, Maria do Rosário Rodrigues; Costa, Maysa P.; Diniz, Danielle Guimarães Almeida; Sá, Fabyola A. S.; Alves, Suzana Ferreira; Costa, Élson Alves; Lino, Roberta Campos; Paula, José Realino de (2012). "Phytochemical Analysis and Antimicrobial, Antinociceptive, and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Two Chemotypes of Pimenta pseudocaryophyllus(Myrtaceae)". Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2012: 420715. doi:10.1155/2012/420715. PMC 3469278. PMID 23082081. ( Paula et al., 2012)
  3. ^ Niculau, Edenilson; Ribeiro, Leandro; Ansante, Thiago; Fernandes, João; Forim, Moacir; Vieira, Paulo; Vendramim, José; da Silva, Maria (2018). "Isolation of Chavibetol and Methyleugenol from Essential Oil of Pimenta pseudocaryophyllus by High Performance Liquid Chromatography". Molecules. 23 (11): 2909. doi:10.3390/molecules23112909. ISSN 1420-3049.
  4. ^ Paula, Joelma Abadia Marciano de; Silva, Maria do Rosário Rodrigues; Costa, Maysa P.; Diniz, Danielle Guimarães Almeida; Sá, Fabyola A. S.; Alves, Suzana Ferreira; Costa, Élson Alves; Lino, Roberta Campos; Paula, José Realino de (2012). "Phytochemical Analysis and Antimicrobial, Antinociceptive, and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Two Chemotypes of Pimenta pseudocaryophyllus (Myrtaceae)". Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2012: 1–15. doi:10.1155/2012/420715. PMC 3469278. PMID 23082081.
  5. ^ D'angelis, A.S.R.; Negrelle, R.R.B. (September 2014). "Pimenta pseudocaryophyllus (Gomes) Landrum: aspectos botânicos, ecológicos, etnobotânicos e farmacológicos". Revista Brasileira de Plantas Medicinais. 16 (3): 607–617. doi:10.1590/1983-084X/13_026.
  6. ^ Fajemiroye, J. O. (2012). Central activities of pimenta pseudocaryophyllus (gomes) L.R. landrum. Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, 2(1), 118-122.
  7. ^ Campanini, Marcela Z.; Custódio, Dayana L.; Ivan, Ana L. M.; Martins, Sarah M.; Paranzini, Maria J. R.; Martinez, Renata M.; Verri, Waldiceu A.; Vicentini, Fabiana T. M. C.; Arakawa, Nilton S.; de J. Faria, Terezinha; Baracat, Marcela M.; Casagrande, Rúbia; Georgetti, Sandra R. (19 November 2013). "Topical Formulations Containing Pimenta pseudocaryophyllus Extract: In Vitro Antioxidant Activity and In Vivo Efficacy Against UV-B-Induced Oxidative Stress". AAPS PharmSciTech. 15 (1): 86–95. doi:10.1208/s12249-013-0049-8. PMC 3909169. PMID 24249253.