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(kōpā`bə, –pī`–), oleoresin (see resinresin,
any of a class of amorphous solids or semisolids. Resins are found in nature and are chiefly of vegetable origin. They are typically light yellow to dark brown in color; tasteless; odorless or faintly aromatic; translucent or transparent; brittle, fracturing like glass;
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) obtained from several species of tropical South American trees of the genus Copaifera. The thick, transparent exudate varies in color from light gold to dark brown, depending on the ratio of resin to essential oil. Copaiba is used in making varnishes and lacquers.



(also copaiba balsam), a pale yellow fluid of varying density found in the wood of various species of South American trees of the genus Copaifera of the family Caesalpiniaceae. The copaiba is obtained by deep tapping. The fluid is composed of essential oil (38–76 percent) and resin. It can be dissolved in organic solvents but not in water. Copaiba is used in the manufacture of paints, varnishes, and paper.

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However, even then the terpernes are compounds present in copaiba oil, and presented different mechanisms known to cause death of trypanosomes, as well as oxidative stress, autophagy and osmotic pressure difference (23).
Leishmania amazonensis: Effects of oral treatment with copaiba oil in mice.
Authenticity control of commercial copaiba oils by high resolution gas chromatography.
Pinto, A; Chemical composition and antiinflammatory activity of copaiba oils from Copaifera caerensis Huber ex Ducke, Copaifera reticulata Ducke, and Copaifera multijuga Hayne - A comparative study, Journal of Ethnopharmacology.
Mendonca and Onofre (2008) showed that the Copaiba oil (C.
Therefore, the copaiba oil delivered in the vaginal cream, in the concentration employed, did not determine the appearance of fetotoxicity.
But it showed that mice from the negative control group and groups treated with three different doses of the copaiba oil did not produce any malformation.
5% copaiba oil proved to be safe during the gestation of Wistar rats {Rattus norvegicus).
The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial effect of different copaiba oil concentrations on the growth of L.
The Copaiba oil (Copaifera langsdorffii) oil used here was exuded directly from the trunks of trees, according to PIERI et al.
The first test solution consisted of a solution with 80mL destiled water and 10mL of tween 80 autoclaved and added with 10mL of copaiba oil non autoclaved.
monocytogenes strains related to the 10% autoclaved solution of copaiba oil, except the isolate LM3 which was resistant to all concentration of both copaiba oil solutions.