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Pharmacological and Therapeutic Potential of Myristicin: A Literature Review

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Research Laboratory in Molecular Pharmacology of Bioactive Compounds, São Francisco University (USF), Bragança Paulista 12916900, SP, Brazil
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Graduate Program in Health Science, São Francisco University, Bragança Paulista 12916900, SP, Brazil
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Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biology (LIM), Department of Neurology, Faculdade de Medicina FMUSP, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo 01246903, SP, Brazil
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Academic Editors: Baojun Xu and Kumar Ganesan
Molecules 2021, 26(19), 5914; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26195914
Received: 11 August 2021 / Revised: 30 August 2021 / Accepted: 3 September 2021 / Published: 29 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Benefits Assessment of Phytochemicals from Natural Products)
Natural products have been used by humanity for many centuries to treat various illnesses and with the advancement of technology, it became possible to isolate the substances responsible for the beneficial effects of these products, as well as to understand their mechanisms. In this context, myristicin, a substance of natural origin, has shown several promising activities in a large number of in vitro and in vivo studies carried out. This molecule is found in plants such as nutmeg, parsley, carrots, peppers, and several species endemic to the Asian continent. The purpose of this review article is to discuss data published in the last 10 years at Pubmed, Lilacs and Scielo databases, reporting beneficial effects, toxicity and promising data of myristicin for its future use in medicine. From 94 articles found in the literature, 68 were included. Exclusion criteria took into account articles whose tested extracts did not have myristicin as one of the major compounds. View Full-Text
Keywords: myristicin; nutmeg; natural products; bioactive compounds; therapeutic properties myristicin; nutmeg; natural products; bioactive compounds; therapeutic properties
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Seneme, E.F.; dos Santos, D.C.; Silva, E.M.R.; Franco, Y.E.M.; Longato, G.B. Pharmacological and Therapeutic Potential of Myristicin: A Literature Review. Molecules 2021, 26, 5914. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26195914

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Seneme EF, dos Santos DC, Silva EMR, Franco YEM, Longato GB. Pharmacological and Therapeutic Potential of Myristicin: A Literature Review. Molecules. 2021; 26(19):5914. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26195914

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Seneme, Elisa Frederico, Daiane Carla dos Santos, Evelyn Marcela Rodrigues Silva, Yollanda Edwirges Moreira Franco, and Giovanna Barbarini Longato. 2021. "Pharmacological and Therapeutic Potential of Myristicin: A Literature Review" Molecules 26, no. 19: 5914. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26195914

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