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The oleoresin of Copaifera officinalis and other species of Copaifera (family Leguminosae), a South American plant; copaiba oil is used as an expectorant, diuretic, and stimulant.
Synonym(s): balsam of copaiba
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Copaiba oleoresin is one of the most commonly used natural products among the population of the Brazilian Amazon region, where it has considerable economic and social significance, as it is a native product, and several communities depend on its extraction for their livelihoods (Santos et al.
Studies on rats using inflammatory process models, such as carrageenan-induced edema, induction of granulomatous tissue and bradykinin, indicate that copaiba oleoresin presents anti-inflammatory activity and low toxicity (Basile et al.
The copaiba oleoresin {Copaifera duckei) showed antimicrobial activity against strains of microorganisms studied (Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans.
Based on the reports presented, this study seeks to evaluate the reproductive performance, at pre-clinical level, of animals treated with vaginal cream containing copaiba oleoresin.
The copaiba oil used in the study was obtained from the company Beraca Ltda, located in Ananindeua, in the state of Para, Brazil.
Analysis of the copaiba oleoresin by gas chromatography
The "external standard" technique was adopted to quantity the copaiba oleoresin, using the trans-caryophyllene standard (Sigma-Aldrich Co.
The copaiba vaginal cream and the base cream were obtained from the Laboratorio Farmaceutico Almeida Prado Ltda, in the city and state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, at a concentration of 2.
5 ml of physiological saline intravaginally for 30 days and throughout their pregnancy (n = 5); the Group Treated with Base Vaginal Cream (TBVC): Pregnant rats, which received only the base vaginal cream, intravaginally, in the same quantity as that used in the group treated with copaiba vaginal cream, for 30 days and throughout pregnancy (n = 5); and the Group Treated with Copaiba Vaginal Cream (TCVC): Pregnant rats, which received a dose of 28.
6 mg/kg of copaiba vaginal cream, and the base vaginal cream, respectively, until the 20th day.
Analysis of copaiba oleoresin by gas chromatography
The copaiba oleoresin samples exhibited a caryophyllene content of around 500ng/ml (0.