Physalis angulata L. (Bolsa mullaca): Revisión de usos tradicionales, química y farmacología

Elsa Rengifo-Salgado, Gabriel Vargas-Arana

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Physalis angulata is a specie of the Solanaceae family, which edible fruit is used in several countries of tropical and subtropical regions of the world as medicinal and fruit-tree. This review shows research over the last 30 years, about traditional uses, chemical constituents and pharmacology of this specie. The studies related to traditional uses show that P. angulata is known for its antimalarial, anti-inflammatory and post-partum treating properties. It presents the different pharmacological experiments in vitro and in vivo models that have been made, also the identification of phytochemical constituents with medicinal importance, the main being physalins and withanolides. Pharmacological studies have shown antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antinociceptive, antimalarial, antileishmanial, immunosuppressive, antiasthmatic diuretic, and antitumor activities, thus validating its traditional uses and demonstrating the great potential of this specie for further development within the pharmaceutical industry.

Título traducido de la contribuciónPhysalis angulata L. (Bolsa mullaca): A review of its traditional uses, chemistry and pharmacology
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)431-445
Número de páginas15
PublicaciónBoletin Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromaticas
EstadoPublicada - set. 2013
Publicado de forma externa

Palabras clave

  • Pharmacological activities
  • Physalis angulata
  • Phytochemistry
  • Solanaceae
  • Traditional medicine


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