Galheigo MR, Prado LC, Mundin AM, Gomes DO, Chang R, Lima AM, Canabrava HA, Bispo-da-Silva LB
Natural Product Research, 2015
Essential oil from Eugenia dysenterica leaves was able to inhibit both the diarrhoea and enteropooling induced by castor oil; however, the distance travelled by charcoal meal in the intestine was not change. These data suggest that the antidiarrhoeic effect of the essential oil from E. dysenterica leaves is related to its ability to inhibit intestinal secretion and/or to increase intestinal absorption.
Galheigo MR, Prado LC, Mundin AM, et al. Antidiarrhoeic effect of Eugenia dysenterica DC (Myrtaceae) leaf essential oil. Nat Prod Res. 2015:1-4. [Epub ahead of print]