Terpenes from Cecropia Species and Their Pharmacological Potential

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Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2024 Mar 20;17(3):399. doi: 10.3390/ph17030399.

ABSTRACT

Cecropia is a genus of neotropical trees mainly distributed in Mexico and Central and South America. Currently, 63 species have been described, some of which have been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and wound healing, among others. In recent times, modern phytochemical studies have succeeded in isolating individual compounds with potential specific medicinal applications. This review aims to examine the literature data regarding isolated terpenes and their correlation with pharmacological activities, with the goal of unveiling the future potential of the genus.

PMID:38543185 | DOI:10.3390/ph17030399