Strong anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory activities when used as a remedy for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases Table 2: Turmeric Components and Their Medicinal Importance Curcumin Anti-HIV, Anti-EBV, Antiadenoma--carcinogenic, Antiaflatoxin, Antiatherosclerotic, Antiaggregant, Antiangiogenic, Antiarachidonate, Antiviral, Antioxidant, Anticancer, Antiedemic, Anti-ischemic, Apoptotic, Antiinflammatory, Antileukemic, Antileukotrene, Antilymphomic, Antimelanomic, Antimetastatic, Antimutagenic
, Antinitrososaminic, Antitumour agent, Antiperoxidant, Antiprostaglandin, Antisarcomic, Metal chelator, Antithromboxane, Cox-2inhibitor, Fibrinolytic, Hepatoprotective, Immunostimulant, Ornithine decarboxylase inhibitor, Protease inhibitor, Protein kinase inhibitor.
The pacari (Lafoensiapacari), which is native from the Brazilian cerrado, has bioactive compounds such as steroids, flavonoids, tannins and alkaloids (Santos, Coelho, & Pirani, 2009), with antimutagenic
actions (Kaur, Grover, & Kumar, 1997), antimicrobial (Lima et al.
piperita has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-oedema, analgesic, digestive, decongestant, antiflatulent, antitussive, carminative, antimutagenic
, antispasmodic and mild stimulant properties (Galib and Al-Kassie, 2010).
They have impacted in the health sector, to figurate like an alternative of the main illnesses of national and world interest, such as: antitumoral (12), antimutagenic
(8), antiinflamatory (13), antiviral (17), antioxidant (6) and which are capable to reduce the level of cholesterol in blood (16), besides, presenting properties as anticonvulsive and neuroprotector.