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Adiantum raddianum C. Presl.

  • Rafael Corrêa Prota dos Santos Reinaldo
  • Ivanilda Soares Feitosa
  • Augusto César Pessôa Santiago
  • Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
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Part of the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World book series (MAPW, volume 5)

Abstract

Adiantum raddianum C. Presl. is a fern that is used in popular medicine by several ethnic groups from different South American countries. Its most common traditional uses are as an analgesic, expectorant, and diuretic, as well as for the treatment of digestive problems. In addition to its medicinal uses, it is commonly used and cultivated for ornamental purposes. Similar to other species of the genus Adiantum, the species has confirmed pharmacological activities. Some of these activities are common to other species of this genus, which indicates the presence of an interesting chemical repertoire with therapeutic applications. Among its bioactive compounds, filicene is present in high quantities. It is indicated as one of the main compounds responsible for the strong analgesic activity observed in pharmacological studies.

Keywords

Adiantum cuneatum Langsd. & Fisch Pharmacological activity Bioactive compounds Medicinal tea 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We are especially grateful to the National Institute of Science and Technology in Ethnobiology, Bioprospecting and Nature Conservation, certified by CNPq, with financial support from FACEPE (Foundation for the Support of Science and Technology of the State of Pernambuco).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafael Corrêa Prota dos Santos Reinaldo
    • 1
  • Ivanilda Soares Feitosa
    • 1
  • Augusto César Pessôa Santiago
    • 2
  • Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratório de Ecologia e Evolução de Sistemas Socioecológicos, Departamento de BotânicaUniversidade Federal de Pernambuco, Cidade UniversitáriaRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Laboratory of Biodiversity (Laboratório de Biodiversidade), Biology Nucleus (Núcleo de Biologia)Federal University of Pernambuco (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco), Vitória Academic Center (Centro Acadêmico de Vitória)Bela Vista, Vitória de Santo AntãoBrazil
  3. 3.Departamento de BotânicaCentro de Biociências, Universidade Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil

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