The cagaitera (Eugenia dysenterica D.C.) is a native fruit species from the Cerrado region of Brazil. Its main use is for food, but it has medical, pharmaceutical. The aims of this work were to elaborate a fruit wine from cagaita (Eugenia dysenterica DC) pulp and to compare the fermentations conducted with free and with. The mature fruits of cagaita (Eugenia dysenterica) are harvested by hand. After cleaning (immersion in sodium hypochlorite ppm) and selection, the fruits.

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These results may be related to the geographic location of the analyzed fruits.

Psidium eugeniaefolia Purple Forest Guava. Its suberous bark and crevices are very unique.

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Carl Zeiss coupled with an optical microscope Carl Zeiss. Considering that cagaita leaf tea is the main way in which this plant is used as a popular alternative medicine in Latin America, the present study was conducted to evaluate the possible antidiarrheal effect of the leaves of E.

The most common cause of abnormal liver enzymes in the sick patient is secondary liver changes that arise from a primary nonhepatic disease [ 48 dyaenterica. Some results of the polyphenols content in ethanolic Alves and Franco also identified some major compounds in murici, finding esters and alcohols. Eugenia uniflora Surinam Cherry. This fact is corroborated by literature reports concerning ED leaf extract, which is described as high polyphenolic content [ 11 ].

CHE prevented mouse memory impairment which resulted from aluminium intake.

The oil extracted from the leaves has been claimed to have antifungal properties against Cryptococcus neoformans. Several antidiarrheal present toxicity effects, and for this reason, we eugenla available the action of the ethanolic and aqueous extracts and infusion of E. The measurements were performed in a 1. This assay was conducted for twenty-two days, after which the blood to be used for the evaluation of serum levels was collected from all animals.


These findings showed that the CHE of cagaita leaves has a potential to protect the brain against oxidative-induced brain damage. Values of mean and standard deviation of the effect exerted by the samples at different periods: Several spectrophotometric methods have been developed for the quantification of phenolic compounds in foods. Effect of CHE treatment on locomotor activity a and b and memory c and d of mice subjected to 90 days of aluminium exposure.

Physiological development of cagaita (Eugenia dysenterica).

The average concentration of total carotenoids found in the extracted pulp without the saponification step was 8. Retention test scores dysenterjca expressed as test minus training step-down latency.

September 7th Published: Literature reports that chronic aluminium poisoning leads to the decrease of manganese-dependent SOD activity mitochondrial SOD in mouse brain. Volatile compounds Volatile compounds are responsible for the aroma and flavor of foods. The levels of zinc were lower dysenteica. Indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded. Hypothetical diagram summarizing the effect of ethanolic and aqueous extracts and infusion of E.

Year ISBN Description An extremely concise book, listing approximately dysentericaa, species and eugfnia of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant. Based on the results reported by several authors cited in this paper regarding the physical and chemical characteristics of the antioxidant action of the cagaita fruit, one can conclude that there is potential for therapeutic and medicinal applications.

Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals. Psidium rufum Purple Guava.

Eugenia dysenterica – Useful Tropical Plants

Over 21, IntechOpen readers like this topic Help us write another book on this subject and reach those readers Suggest a book topic Books open for submissions. Diarrhea is a consequence of innumerable pathologic conditions. This drop was expected and may occur as a function of temperature application of tests, and also by the exposure time of the pigment to the alkali Mercadante, ; Penteado, Henceforth, CHE presents outstanding antioxidant quality, as the anodic peak occurred at 0.


Volatile compounds are responsible for the aroma and flavor of foods. In many cases the treatments utilized are oral rehydration therapy ORT and pharmacological intervention, including antibiotics and antidiarrheal drugs, which cause a pronounced effect on gut motility, thus decreasing intestinal transit [ 56 ]. Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: There were few particles above this size. The cagaita tree, belongs to the Myrtaceae family of plants, consisting of 14 genera and represented by species that naturally occur in the Cerrado.

Material and Methods 2. Login to your personal dashboard for more detailed statistics on your publications. Eugenia stipitata Araca Boi. Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts. Membrane processes applied to cagaita pulp The consumption of fruit juice in Brazil and in the industrialized world has increased significantly in recent decades. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

Control mouse brain section I showed normal histological structure of the neurons in the hippocampus. Microbiological analysis of whole, retentate and clarified cagaita pulp. Percentage yields of the hexanic, ethanolic, and aqueous extracts and of the infusion were, respectively, 8.

The results for the flux of the juice permeate were acceptable and the permeate was clear and translucent. Thirty microscopic fields were chosen at random from each experimental group six fields per animal. Animals were segregated in 6 groups I to VI each group and undergone chronic treatment for dysennterica days.

The mature fruits of cagaita Eugenia dysenterica are harvested by hand.

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