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Table 1 Medicinal and aromatic plants from CPMA – “Collection of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants” - CPQBA/UNICAMP selected for this study

From: Action of essential oils from Brazilian native and exotic medicinal species on oral biofilms

Medicinal Species Family Popular Name Source No. CPMA No. Voucher* Popular use
Aloysia gratissima ( Giil & Hook) Verbenaceae Brazilian lavender leaf 714 UEC 121.393 Digestive antispasmodic
Aloysia triphylla (L’Hér.) Britton Verbenaceae Aloisia leaf 274/700 UEC 121.412 Sedative, antispasmodic
Alpinia speciosa (Pers.) Burtt & Smith Zingiberaceae Colony root 447 UEC 145.185 Antimicrobial
Baccharis dracunculifolia DC. Asteraceae Broom weed leaf 1841 - Tonic, eupeptic, antipyretic
Cinnamomun zeilanicus Blume Lauraceae Cinnamon leaf 455 IAC 19624 Carminative, antispasmodic
Coriandrum sativum L. Apiaceae Coriander leaf 664 - Antimicrobial,antifungal
Cymbopogon citratus (DC) Stapf Poaceae Lemon grass leaf 503 UEC 85.210 Sedative, analgesic, anti-cough
Cymbopogon martini (Roxb.) J.F. Watson Poaceae Palmarosa leaf 354 UEC 127.115 Antiseptic, antifungal
Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt. Poaceae Lemon verbena leaf 712 UEC 121.414 Repellent, insecticide
Cyperus articulatus Vahl Cyperaceae Piprioca bulbs 222 UEC 121.396 Anti-inflammatory
Elyonurus muticus Spreng Poaceae Agripalma leaf 1701 UEC 20.580 Antibacterial
Eugenia florida DC. Myrtaceae Guamirin-cereja leaf 1685 IAC 49207 Anti-inflammatory
Eugenia uniflora L Myrtaceae Pitanga leaf 1816 - Anti-hypertensive, diuretic
Lippia alba (Mill) N.E. Brown Verbenaceae False lemon balm leaf 467/509 UEC 121.413 Treatment of migraines
Lippia sidoides Cham. Verbenaceae Rosemary leaf 398/399 - Bactericide, fungicide
Mentha x piperita L. Lamiaceae Mint leaf 560 UEC 127.110 Antifungal, antibacterial
Mikania glomerata Spreng Asteraceae Guaco leaf 766 UEC 102.047 Anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator
Siparuna guianenses Aubl. Monimiaceae Wild lemon leaf 2025 - Tranquilizer, diuretic
Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L. M. Perry Myrtaceae Cloves leaf 455 IAC 19624 Seasoning, antibacterial
Ziziphus joazeiro mart Rhamnaceae Juazeiro fruit leaf 2119 - Astringent, Anti-inflammatory
  1. *Deposited in the herbarium of species with no voucher number are being registered yet.