General objective Develop the study of the taxonomy, antibacterial properties, toxicity and anticancer capacity of selected species of the genera Caucaea, Gongora, Bulbophylum, Dichaea, Epidendrum, Huntleya, Maxillaria, Sobralia, Stelis (Orchidaceae). Justification The large number of species of the Orchidaceae family also present the same number of genetic variations and the production of compounds that allow the species to adapt to the environment and, above all, resist attacks from external agents. Among these chemical compounds there are several that are also bio active for humans. In countries of the Asian and Indian continents, they coincide with a high diversity of the Orchidaceae group, adding to the experience in the management of herbal medicine, medicinal uses have been described for a large number of orchids, which shows the presence of biochemical compounds in orchids that they are useful for human health; this panorama motivates our work aimed at exploring the bioactive compounds present in the orchid species present in Ecuador, as background there are records of knowledge provided by the native communities of Ecuador in which the use of orchids in different anti-inflammatory treatments is reported, antiseptic and nutritional. In Ecuador, this resource is in constant erosion due to anthropogenic activities, for which it is urgent to develop the study of the species present today, since in a short time this resource will be reduced to extinction.
|Effective start/end date||8/03/19 → 8/03/21|
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