Medicinal plants in the diet of woolly spider monkeys (Brachyteles arachnoides, E. Geoffroy, 1806) - a bio-rational for the search of new medicines for human use?

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dc.contributor.author Petroni, Liege M. [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Huffman, Michael A.
dc.contributor.author Rodrigues, Eliana [UNIFESP]
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-17T14:02:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-17T14:02:50Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjp.2016.09.002
dc.identifier.citation Revista Brasileira De Farmacognosia-Brazilian Journal Of Pharmacognosy. Curitiba-Pr, v. 27, n. 2, p. 135-142, 2017.
dc.identifier.issn 0102-695X
dc.identifier.uri https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/55057
dc.description.abstract The present study aimed to compare the plant food diet of woolly spider monkeys (Brachyteles arach-noides) inhabiting Intervales State Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with medicinal plant species used by humans in the surrounding areas of the park. The diet of a group of woolly spider monkeys living in an Atlantic for-est area was recorded during 43 months of fieldwork. Fifty-three species (87 food items) were recorded. Plant specimens were collected and identified at the University of Sao Paulo and the Botanical Institute of Sao Paulo State. Using semi-structured interviews, ethnomedicinal data were also collected from four preselected respondents regarding the human therapeutic value of these plants. The study showed that 24.5% (13/53) of these species are used by residents around the park for medicinal purposes. Of these thirteen, seven species also have validated pharmacological properties, and three are utilized by local residents for similar medicinal purposes. Overlap in the plant food/medicinal diet of woolly spider monkey populations elsewhere were also noted, suggesting potential overlap in their medicinal value for humans and primates. The similarities between the ingestion of plants by primates and their medicinal use by humans provide a bio-rational for the search of bioactive plants in the primate diet. Further detailed investigation of their pharmacological and phytochemical value is warranted. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. on behalf of Sociedade Brasileira de Farmacognosia. en
dc.description.sponsorship FAPESP
dc.description.sponsorship CNPq
dc.description.sponsorship CAPES
dc.description.sponsorship Fundacao O Boticario de Protecao a Natureza
dc.description.sponsorship World Wide Fund for Nature
dc.format.extent 135-142
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Soc Brasileira Farmacognosia
dc.relation.ispartof Revista Brasileira De Farmacognosia-Brazilian Journal Of Pharmacognosy
dc.rights Acesso aberto
dc.subject Zoopharmacognosy en
dc.subject Ethnomedicine en
dc.subject Woolly spider monkeys en
dc.subject Diet en
dc.subject Atlantic forest en
dc.subject Medicinal plants en
dc.title Medicinal plants in the diet of woolly spider monkeys (Brachyteles arachnoides, E. Geoffroy, 1806) - a bio-rational for the search of new medicines for human use? en
dc.type Artigo
dc.description.affiliation Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Ciencias Biol, Ctr Estudos Etnobot & Etnofarmacol, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Kyoto Univ, Primate Res Inst, Kyoto, Japan
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Ciencias Biol, Ctr Estudos Etnobot & Etnofarmacol, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
dc.identifier.file WOS000397844800001.pdf
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.bjp.2016.09.002
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000397844800001
dc.coverage Curitiba-Pr
dc.citation.volume 27
dc.citation.issue 2



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