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Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1584-2363
e-ISSN: 1842-7863
ISSN-L: 1584-2363

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Spring drugs of Betula pendula Roth.: biologic and pharmacognostic evaluation Print E-mail
Written by Peev C., Dehelean C., Mogosanu C., Feflea S., Tiulea C.   
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Article Title: Spring drugs of Betula pendula Roth.: biologic and pharmacognostic evaluation
Authors: Camelia Peev1*, Cristina Dehelean1, Cristina Mogosanu2, Stefana Feflea1, Tiulea Corina1
Affiliation: 1 Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Victor Babeş” Timişoara, Romania
2 University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu” Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Abstract: The vegetal products harvested at spring time from the birch tree, known as spring elixirs, are the birch sap (Betulae limfa or succus) and the birch tree foliar buds (Betulae gemmae). This study was concerned in gathering information regarding the harvest process of the birch sap, organoleptic description of both the sap and foliar buds, as well as regarding diuretic and uricosuric activity (in vivo, on animal model) and the antiproliferative effect (phytobiologic test on Lepidium sativum grains). Diuretic and uricosuric activity of the birch sap is superior compared to the bud extracts and the antiproliferative activity evaluated through the inhibition of germination of Lepidium sativum grains, which can indicate a possible antitumoral activity of several dilutions of the birch sap and aqueous extract from birch foliar buds.
Keywords: birch, succus, buds, diuresis, Lepidium sativum
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*Correspondence: Peev Camelia, University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Victor Babeş” Timişoara, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy, Timişoara, P-ta Eftimie Murgu nr.2, 300041, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it