Heterophyllaea pustulata

Heterophyllaea pustulata

South American plant in the family Rubiaceae; contains an unidentified toxin which causes photosensitization in cattle and sheep. Called also cegadera.
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Heterophyllaea pustulata Hook f (Rubiaceae), native of the mountainous region of the Northwest of Argentina and Bolivia (Bacigalupo 1993), is a phototoxic vegetal species popularly known as "cegadera" (Hansen and Martiarena 1967).
Contribution al estudio de la toxicidad de Heterophyllaea pustulata Hook "cegadera" en el Ganado, Dermatitis.
Anthraquinone derivatives from Heterophyllaea pustulata.
Pharmacological and toxicological activity of Heterophyllaea pustulata anthraquinone extracts.
Benzenic extracts from both stems and leaves of Heterophyllaea pustulata showed the most significant activity in vivo in the Brine Shrimp Lethally Test (BST), relative to others of different polarity.
Key words: Heterophyllaea pustulata, chemical composition, anthraquinones, antibacterial activity, antifungal activity, toxicity
Bioactivity of Heterophyllaea pustulata extracts as measured using the Brine Shrimp Test.
Hansen EW, Martiarena CA (1967) Contribucion al estudio de la toxicidad de Heterophyllaea pustulata Hook "cegadera" en el ganado.