Gastroprotective Activities of Buddleja scordioides-Role of Polyphenols against Inflammation

Medicinal plants show great interest today because of its multiple physiological effects. They contain a diversity of chemical compounds, phytochemicals, with demonstrated important biological activities. These compounds are produced by the secondary metabolism of plants, which have evolved from different biotic or abiotic factors, and used by the plant for defense or survival. However, multiple studies on these compounds have proven beneficial to human health.

shikmate pathway synthesis of phenolic compounds
shikmate pathway synthesis of phenolic compounds

Phytochemicals have multiple properties such as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which can be used as a preventive means to protect against the development of health problems. They may interact with molecules that can inhibit the genesis of this type of pathologies or conversely, interact with biomarkers that enhance the protective capabilities of the organism.

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