It is believed that tannins isolated from the stem bark are of neuroprotective functions capable of reversing 6-hydroxydopamine induced toxicity. The plant has shown promising futures for therapeutic use, which may be of benefit to neuro disease patients. Souza et al. discovered that the tannins isolated from the stem bark also has the antiinflammatory and antiulcer potency on rodents, showing a strong antioxidant property for possible therapeutic applications.
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