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Title: Antioxidant properties of proanthocyanidins of Uncaria tomentosa bark decoction: a mechanism for anti-inflammatory activity
Authors: Gonçalves, Cristina 
Dinis, Teresa 
Batista, Maria Teresa 
Keywords: Uncaria tomentosa; Decoction; Proanthocyanidins; Antioxidant; Scavenger; Anti-inflammatory activity
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: Phytochemistry. 66:1 (2005) 89-98
Abstract: Decoctions prepared from the bark of Uncaria tomentosa (cat's claw) are widely used in the traditional Peruvian medicine for the treatment of several diseases, in particular as a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Therefore, the main purpose of this study was to determine if the well-known anti-inflammatory activity of cat's claw decoction was related with its reactivity with the oxidant species generated in the inflammatory process and to establish a relationship between such antioxidant ability and its phenolic composition.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/5760
DOI: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2004.10.025
Rights: openAccess
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