News - 23 Jul `15Brazilian folk medicine for vitiligo treatment investigated.


Brazil not only has one of the worlds highest levels of biodiversity, but also it has an under-used repertoire of plants with potential medicinal and economic value. Ethnopharmacological information represents a great shortcut in the search for new effective therapies. We investigated the activity of leaves and flowers of Pyrostegia Venusta in order to support its use in traditional medicine for vitiligo treatment. Read more

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