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Document Type: Artigo
Title: Seed germination, phenology, and antiedematogenic activity of Peperomia pellucida (L.) H. B. K.
Authors: Arrigoni-Blank, Maria de Fátima
Oliveira, Ricardo Luiz Barros
Mendes, Sandra Santos
Silva, Paulo de Albuquerque
Antoniolli, Ângelo Roberto
Vilar, Jeane Carvalho
Cavalcanti, Sócrates Cabral de Holanda
Blank, Arie Fitzgerald
Issue Date: May-2002
Abstract: Background Peperomia pellucida is popularly known as coraçãozinho in the Brazilian northeast and is used in the treatment of abscesses, furuncles, and conjunctivitis. Our work aimed to determine the term of the development stages and the species cycle in the four seasons of the year (complete development, beginning of bloom, complete bloom, and seed set), verifying the plant's therapeutic profile during the four distinct development phases in order to detect differences in its potency. Pharmacological tests were performed to observe the anti-inflammatory activity. Results Phenological observations were accessed for a 12 month-period, from the Brazilian summer of 1999/2000 to fall 2000. On average the plantules' emergence occurred 15 days after seeding. All plantules grew in a similar manner up to 25 days after transplantation in all seasons. Starting on the 25th day, we observed faster growth during spring, with plants reaching a height of about 60 cm after 100 days of transplantation, unlike other seasons, in which plants reached heights of 40, 40, and 35 cm during winter, summer, and fall, respectively. The P. pellucida aqueous extract showed significant anti-inflammatory activity during phenophases 1 and 2 of winter and spring. Depending on the plant's phenophase there was variation in the potency of edema inhibition. Conclusion P. pellucida has a phenological cycle of approximately 100 days. It is recommended that the P. pellucida aqueous extract is used as an antiedematogenic only during phenophases 1 and 2 of winter and spring.
Keywords: Sementes
Atividade antiedematogênica
Peperomia pellucida
Plantas medicinais
ISSN: 1471-2210
Publisher / Institution : BioMed Central Ltd.
Citation: ARRIGONI-BLANK, M. F. et al. Seed germination, phenology, and antiedematogenic activity of Peperomia pellucida (L.) H. B. K. BMC Pharmacology, London, feb. 2002. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 08 de set. 2014.
License: © 2014 BioMed Central Ltd
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