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Molecules 2014, 19(5), 5717-5747; doi:10.3390/molecules19055717
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Anti-Ulcer Activity of Essential Oil Constituents

1, 2, 3 and 2,3,*
1 Universidade Federal do Piauí, Coordenação do Curso de Farmácia, Teresina, PI 64049-550, Brazil 2 Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Departamento de Farmácia, São Cristóvão, SE 49100-000, Brazil 3 Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Departamento de Ciências Farmacêuticas, João Pessoa, PB 58051-970, Brazil
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 24 March 2014 / Revised: 18 April 2014 / Accepted: 25 April 2014 / Published: 5 May 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Metabolites)
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Abstract

Essential oils have attracted considerable worldwide attention over the last few decades. These natural products have wide-ranging pharmacological activities and biotechnological applications. Faced with the need to find new anti-ulcer agents and the great effort on the development of drugs for the treatment of ulcers, in this review, the anti-ulcer activities of 21 bioactive compounds found in essential oils are discussed.
Keywords: ulcer; gastroprotective; essential oil; monoterpene; phenylpropanoid; anti-inflammatory; antiulcerogenic; natural products ulcer; gastroprotective; essential oil; monoterpene; phenylpropanoid; anti-inflammatory; antiulcerogenic; natural products
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Oliveira, F.A.; Andrade, L.N.; de Sousa, É.B.V.; de Sousa, D.P. Anti-Ulcer Activity of Essential Oil Constituents. Molecules 2014, 19, 5717-5747.

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