Abstract

The aqueous extract of Triumfetta semitriloba is part of the Costa Rican folk pharmacopoeia. It shows no in-vitro inhibitory action on the hydrolytic activity of porcine pancreatic amylase, lipase or proteases, thus diminishing the concern of intestinal malabsorption in human beings.
Keywords: triumfetta semitriloba, mozote de caballo, pancreatic enzymes inhibition, obesity, diabetes mellitus