Bioactivity of the specie Annona coriacea: A systematic review / Bioatividade da espécie Annona coriacea: Uma revisão sistemática

Samara Raquel de Sousa, Francisco Cardoso Figueiredo, José Ribeiro dos Santos Júnior, Antônio Alberto Jorge Farias Castro, Ruth Raquel Soares de Farias, Raimundo Nonato Lopes, Daniela Reis Joaquim de Freitas, Lívio César Cunha Nunes


The araticum (Annona coriacea Mart.) is a tree of the Annonaceae family with great distribution in the northern Cerrados of the State of Piauí. Several species of this family have medicinal use and demonstrate some biological activities that have already been experimentally proven such as antihelmintic, antimalarial, antimicrobial, antinociceptive, antiprotozoal, insecticidal, parasiticidal and antioxidant activities due to the presence of acetogenins. The objective of this study was to carry out a scientific and technological prospection of the Annona coriacea plant related totickcidal activity. The scientific bases used were; PubMed, ScienceDirect and Web of Science and the technological databases include; EPO, WIPO, USPTO, DII, LATIPAT and INPI, with the following keywords: Annona coriacea, Annona coriacea and tickcidal, Annona coriacea and acaricide and Annona coriacea and biocide, all articles published in the last decade and without temporal cut for patent registration being counted. We found 156 articles and 17 patents, most of them dealing with medicinal use and chemical composition of the plant. The study showed that there is interest in the plant studied, but there is a wide field to carryout studies on technological innovation and development of new products, as in the area of tickcidal products.


Annonaceae, tick, phytochemistry, phytotherapy, natural product.

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