Chrysobalanaceae: Secondary metabolites, ethnopharmacology and pharmacological potential
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Many Chrysobalanaceae species, in special Licania and Parinari, are widely used in folk medicine to treat several diseases. This review describes some aspects of their ethnopharmacology potential, biological activities and the secondary metabolites reported so far for Chrysobalanaceae. The chemical constituents of this family include triterpenoids, diterpenoids, steroids and phenylpropanoids like flavonoids as well as chromones derivatives. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
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