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Bioactive natural products from the Popoluca Indian medicinal plant Mosquitoxylum jamaicense (Anacardiaceae)

Leonti, Marco ; Heilmann, Jörg ; Heinrich, Michael ; Sticher, Otto



Abstract

In the traditional medicine of the Sierra Popoluca (Veracruz, Mexico) a decoction of the bark of Mosquitoxylum jamaicense (Anacardiaceae) is used to treat menstrual problems and gonorrhea. Both, the non-polar as well as the polar ext. showed significant cytotoxicity against KB cells in vitro. The fractionation and isolation process resulted in non-cytotoxic trans-anacardic acid, a new but ...

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