Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3804

Table of Content: 10 September, 2017; 11(34)

September 2017

Preliminary phytochemical analysis and the effect of Agave sisalana on body weight and defensive behaviours in ovariectomized rats

Agave sisalana is a plant belonging to the Agavaceae family. Sisal juice is constituted of steroidic saponins which are precursor molecules of many pharmacologically active steroids. These precursor molecules can act in brain structures that are related to the modulation of emotional disorders. They can act on energy metabolism or directly on the absorptive process of fats. The objective of this research was to identify...

Author(s): Telma Gonçalves Carneiro Spera de Andrade, Yara Emilia Arlindo da Silva, Diego Gazoni Espinoza, Leonardo Mateus de Lima, Alessandra Karla de Oliveira Cezar, Isabella Gonçalves Carneiro Spera de Andrade, Pedro de Oliva Neto, Julia Lainer Palacios and Lucinéia dos Santos