Myracrodruon urundeuva

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Myracrodruon urundeuva
Myracrodruon urundeuva.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Genus: Myracrodruon
Species: M. urundeuva
Binomial name
Myracrodruon urundeuva

Myracrodruon urundeuva (Portuguese common names: aroeira-do-sertão, urundeúva, aroeira preta, urindeúva, arindeúva) is a timber tree, which is often used for beekeeping. This plant is native from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, and it is typical of Caatinga, Cerrado, and Pantanal vegetation in Brazil.



Trunk of M. urundeuva

It is reported that the plant is very susceptible to particular herbicides such as glyphosate, suggesting a restricted and proper weed management for the species.[1]

Potential health effects[edit]

It is believed that tannins isolated from the stem bark are of neuroprotective functions capable of reversing 6-hydroxydopamine induced toxicity. 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.[2] The species has shown some efficacy in therapeutic use and may turn out to be of benefit to neuro-disease patients.[3]

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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Duarte, N.F.; et al. (2006). "Selectivity of herbicides upon Myracrodruon urundeuva (Aroeira)". Planta Daninha. Sociedade Brasileira da Ciência das Plantas Daninhas. 24 (2): 329–337. Retrieved 9 November 2007. 
  2. ^ Souza, S. M. C.; Aquino, LC; Milach Jr, AC; Bandeira, MA; Nobre, ME; Viana, GS; et al. (2006). "Antiinflammatory and antiulcer properties of tannins from Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemão (Anacardiaceae) in Rodents". Phytotherapy Research. John Wiley & Sons. 21 (3): 220–225. PMID 17154231. doi:10.1002/ptr.2011. 
  3. ^ Nobre-Junior, Helio V.; Maiaa, Flávio D.; de Oliveiraa, Ricardo A.; Medeiros Bandeiraa, Mary Anne; do Ó Pessoaa, Cláudia; Moraesa, Manoel O.; Cunhaa, Geanne M. A.; Vianab, Glauce S. B. (2007). "Neuroprotective Actions of Tannins from Myracrodruon urundeuva on 6-Hydroxydopamine-Induced Neuronal Cell Death". Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants. Taylor & Francis. 13 (2). doi:10.1300/J044v13n02_04. 

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