(Lorentz ex Griseb.) Seigler & Ebinger
|Range of Senegalia visco|
Common names for it include Arca, Visco, Viscote, Viscote Blanco and Viscote Negro. It grows 6-12m tall and it has fragrant yellow flowers in the Spring. In Bolivia is found at an altitude of 1500-3000m.
Methanol extract of Senegalia visco has been shown to have short-term and long-term anti-inflammatory effects in lab rats. Among the class of compounds characterized from S. visco leaves, the triterpenoid lupeol, α-amyrin and β-amyrin may be mainly responsible for the pharmacological activities.
- ILDIS LegumeWeb
- Senegalia visco in Bolivia
- ARGENTINE SOCIETY OF EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY (Sociedad Argentina de Farmacología Experimental), Abstracts from the XXXVIII ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING November 1-3, 2006. BIOCELL 2007, 31(1): 75-112, ISSN 0327 - 9545
- Pedernera AM, Guardia T, Calderón CE, Rotelli AE, de la Rocha NE, Saad JR, Verrilli MA, Aseff SG, Pelzer LE. Anti-inflammatory effect of Acacia visco extracts in animal models. Inflammopharmacology. 2010 Oct;18(5):253-60.
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