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Myracrodruon urundeuva

Myracrodruon urundeuva (Portuguese common names: aroeira-do-sertao, urundeuva, aroeira preta, urindeuva, arindeuva; syn. Astronium urundeuva (Fr. & All.) Engl., Astronium juglandifolium Griseb.) 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.





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

Potential health effects

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 maybe benefit for 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 anioxidant property for possible therapeutic applications .

See also

List of honey plants

List of plants of Caatinga vegetation of Brazil

List of plants of Cerrado vegetation of Brazil

List of plants of Pantanal vegetation of Brazil

Official list of endangered flora of Brazil


References and notes

ISBN 85-85007-36-2

External links

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