Also known as Maytenus laevis, this plant is used in traditional medicine for several purposes in extract form. Antitumor and anti-inflammatory properties were recently attributed to the extracts of the root bark of the plant. The presence of phenoldienones (tingenone, 22-hydroxytingenone), a catechin (4'-methyl-(-)-epigallocatechin) and proanthocyanidins (Ouratea-proanthocyanidins A and B) have been shown in various studies.
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