Open Access Review Article

Therapeutics Activities of Amazonian Plant Himatanthus sucuuba (Spruce ex Müll. Arg.) Woodson (Apocynaceae): A Review

Milene Barbosa da Silva, Márcia Pinheiro da Silva, José Dobles Dias dos Reis Júnior, Carlos Antônio Couto Lima, Anderson de Oliveira Souza

Journal of Advances in Biology & Biotechnology, Page 1-14
DOI: 10.9734/jabb/2021/v24i230197

Several compounds extracted from medicinal plants and their active ingredients can relieve symptoms and even cure diseases, although they occasionally have adverse effects. The knowledge of their properties has been transmitted over the centuries within and among human communities. Himatanthus sucuuba is an Amazon plant that has its value attributed to the different herbal impacts popularly reported. This review presents significant biological activities such as antibacterial, antifungal, anthelmintic, antileishmanial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antidepressant, immunoregulatory, cytotoxic, and genotoxic. Thus, provides a synopsis of the literature exploring the extracts of H. sucuuba to the Amazon region that could efficiently prevent pathologies associated with leishmaniosis, infection for bacteria or fungus, depression, oxidative stress, and cytotoxicity or genotoxicity.