Apoptotic and free radical scavenging properties of the methanolic extract of Gentianella alborosea.Fitoterapia. 2006 Sep; 77(6):475-7.F
Gentianella alborosea ("Hercampure") is a Peruvian species used in folk medicine for the treatment of a variety of health disorders. We tested the free radical scavenging (DPPH) and induction of apoptosis on a human uterus tumor cell line (HeLa) by its methanolic extract. The results showed a noticeable radical scavenging activity and a dose-dependent apoptotic effect.