Antimalarial plants used by indigenous people of the Upper Rio Negro in Amazonas, Brazil

dc.contributor.authorKffuri, Carolina Weber
dc.contributor.authorLopes, Moisés Ahkʉtó
dc.contributor.authorMing, Lin Chau
dc.contributor.authorOdonne, Guillaume
dc.contributor.authorKinupp, Valdely Ferreira
dc.creator.affilliationUniversidade Estadual Paulista. Faculdade de Ciências Agronômica de Botucatu. Departamento de Horticultura. Botucatu, SP, Brasilen_US
dc.creator.affilliationCunuri indigenous Community. São Gabriel da Cachoeira, AM, Brasilen_US
dc.creator.affilliationUniversidade Estadual Paulista. Faculdade de Ciências Agronômica de Botucatu. Departamento de Horticultura. Botucatu, SP, Brasilen_US
dc.creator.affilliationN/Ten_US
dc.creator.affilliationHerbário EAFM. Instituto de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Amazonas (IFAM). Manaus, AM, Brasilen_US
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-05T17:39:09Z
dc.date.available2022-01-05T17:39:09Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.description.abstractenEthnopharmacological relevance:This is the first intercultural report of antimalarial plants in this region. The aim of this study was to document the medicinal plants used against malaria by indigenous people in the Upper Rio Negro region and to review the literature on antimalarial activity and traditional use of the cited species. Materials and methods: Participant observation, semi-structured interviews, and ethnobotanical walks were conducted with 89 informants in five indigenous communities between April 2010 and November 2013 to obtain information on the use of medicinal plants against malaria. We reviewed academic databases for papers published in scientific journals up to January 2014 in order to find works on ethnopharmacology, ethnobotany, and antimalarial activity of the species cited. Results Forty-six plant species belonging to 24 families are mentioned. Fabaceae (17.4%), Arecaceae (13.0%) and Euphorbiaceae (6.5%) account together for 36.9% of these species. Only seven plant species showed a relatively high consensus. Among the plant parts, barks (34.0%) and roots (28.0%) were the most widely used. Of the 46 species cited, 18 (39.1%) have already been studied for their antimalarial properties according to the literature, and 26 species (56.5%) have no laboratory essays on antimalarial activity. Conclusions: Local traditional knowledge of the use of antimalarials is still widespread in indigenous communities of the Upper Rio Negro, where 46 plants species used against malaria were recorded. Our studies highlight promising new plants for future studies: Glycidendron amazonicum, Heteropsis tenuispadix, Monopteryx uaucu, Phenakospermum guianensis, Pouteria ucuqui, Sagotia brachysepala and notably Aspidosperma schultesii, Ampelozizyphus amazonicus, Euterpe catinga, E. precatoria, Physalis angulata, Cocos nucifera and Swartzia argentea with high-use consensus. Experimental validation of these remedies may help in developing new drugs for malaria.en_US
dc.identifier.citationKFFURI, Carolina Weber; et al. Antimalarial plants used by indigenous people of the Upper Rio Negro in Amazonas, Brazil. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, v. 178, p. 188-198, 2016en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jep.2015.11.048
dc.identifier.issn0378-8741
dc.identifier.urihttps://repositorio.bvspovosindigenas.fiocruz.br/handle/bvs/5663
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rightsopen accessen_US
dc.subject.decsBrasilen_US
dc.subject.decsSaúde de Populações Indígenasen_US
dc.subject.decsÍndios Sul-Americanosen_US
dc.subject.decsMaláriaen_US
dc.subject.decsPlantas Medicinaisen_US
dc.subject.decsFarmacologiaen_US
dc.subject.enBrazilen_US
dc.subject.enHealth of Indigenous Peoplesen_US
dc.subject.enIndians, South Americanen_US
dc.subject.enMalariaen_US
dc.subject.enPlants, Medicinalen_US
dc.subject.enAmazonian Ecosystemen_US
dc.subject.enPharmacologyen_US
dc.subject.otherAmazonasen_US
dc.subject.otherRegião Norteen_US
dc.subject.otherRegião Amazônicaen_US
dc.subject.otherAlto Rio Negroen_US
dc.titleAntimalarial plants used by indigenous people of the Upper Rio Negro in Amazonas, Brazilen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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