In this study, the phytochemical profile of extracts from the flowers of Bromelia laciniosa was characterized. The total phenolic and flavonoids contents were. Bromelia laciniosa (left); Neoglaziovia variegata (middle); and Encholirium spectabile (right) grown in Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil. Photos. Molecules. Sep 6;22(9). pii: E doi: /molecules Non- Polar Natural Products from Bromelia laciniosa, Neoglaziovia variegata and.

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Except for one western African species, all Bromeliaceae are endemic to the American tropics. Flowers, fruit and leaves from B.

Micropropagation and in vitro conservation of Neoglaziovia variegata arr. Bromelia laciniosa natively known as macambirais part of the bromeliad plant family, or in other words, the pineapple family—though not all bromeliads resemble the common pineapple. The discovery of the presence of an active form of vitamin E in the crude extracts from B.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. New sources for known sapogenins. The isolation of some new cyclopropane-containing triterpenes from spanish moss Tillandsia usneoidesL.

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Dried and pulverized leaves of B. Fatty Acids and Their Derivatives Four fatty acids, palmitic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid and 9,12 -octadecadienoic acid, were identified from all bromleia investigated species Figure lcainiosa. Insights from an eight-locus plastid phylogeny. This species is used as a supplementary food supply in famine emergencies by rural communities in the semi-arid Caatinga region [ 19 ]. Medicinal plants of the Caatinga semi-arid vegetation of ne Brazil: This is the first thorough report on natural products from N.

Five of the seven triterpenoids have previously been identified from other species of the family Brpmelia Compounds 15 — Published online Sep 6. The multidimensional NMR data provided supportive bromslia for the presence of the above-mentioned compounds, as well as significant amounts of long-chain alkanes and fatty acids identified by hyphenated GC-HRMS in N.


All three species belongs to Tillandsia, a genus of the Bromeliaceae family. Four fatty acids, palmitic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid and 9,12 -octadecadienoic acid, were identified from all three investigated species Figure 3. No natural products have been characterized from this species.

Response of serum lipids and lipoproteins of man to beta-sitosterol and safflower oil—A long term study.

Macambira, Bromelia laciniosa, stone, , Caatinga, Boa Vista Stock Photo: – Alamy

This page was last edited on 23 Marchat Structures of non-polar compounds identified from the leaves of B. Results and Discussion As part of our ongoing work on the characterization of natural products from food and medicinal plants aimed at rationalizing the molecular basis of their applications, the constituents of non-polar extracts of B. Conflicts lacinilsa Interest The authors report no conflicts of interest.

Retrieved from ” https: Seven alkanes with considerably shorter chain lengths, ranging C 12 —C 18have previously been identified from Bromeliaceae spp.

Gastroprotective effect of an ethanolic extract from Neoglaziovia variegata arruda mez Bromeliaceae in rats and mice. Received Jun 30; Accepted Sep 2. Compounds of each class are treated in separate paragraphs below. Mass spectral fragmentation patterns of individual compounds was compared with that of analogous standard compounds in NIST standard reference Mass Spectral library.

Bongiorno de Pfirter G. The quantitative amount of the two n -alkanes identified from all of the species seems to be largest in the crude extract from E. The nutritional value of E.

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Only limited information is available which could rationalize these medicinal applications. The results confirmed the presence and identities of several long-chain alkanes.

Isolation and structures of thirteen new steroidal sapogenins. Several drought-tolerant plants already utilized for such purposes belong to the Bromeliaceae and display features that make them especially capable of retaining water; the leaves are shaped adaxially concave to channel rainwater down to the laciniowa, rosulate base for storage in a central cavity.

Macambira, Bromelia laciniosa, stone, 2017, Caatinga, Boa Vista, Paraíba, Brazil

The leaves of E. Very long-chain alkanes VLCA are considered to be of interest from a dietary point of view because their long-chain alcohol metabolites may contribute to the cholesterol-lowering effect associated with the intake of plant waxes [ 25 ].

The leaves are dried, powdered and mixed into the local cuisine [ 7 ]. Table 1 Compounds identified from hexane extracts of leaves of B. NMR metabolomics has gained importance because this strategy provides insight into complex systems of mixtures of natural products occurring at their natural relative abundance. Complete assignments are presented in Tables S1—S3.

Macambira (Bromelia laciniosa)

Antimicrobial potential of ethanol extracts of plants against Gram-negative bacilli isolated from cervicovaginal mucosa of sheep bred in the region of Petrolina-pe. Triterpenoids and Derivatives Therefrom Altogether, seven triterpenoids were identified from the investigated Bromeliaceae species Figure 4.

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