Copernicia cerifera

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Noun1.Copernicia cerifera - Brazilian fan palm having an edible rootCopernicia cerifera - Brazilian fan palm having an edible root; source of a useful leaf fiber and a brittle yellowish wax
fan palm - palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
Copernicia, genus Copernicia - slow-growing tropical fan palms
carnauba, carnauba wax - hard yellowish to brownish wax from leaves of the carnauba palm used especially in floor waxes and polishes
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Vieira, "Hypoglycemic activity of Copernicia cerifera mart.l.eaf powder extract in the treatment of alloxan-induced diabetic mice," International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol.
Several studies have demonstrated the effect of medicinal plants that have shown to be promising in monitoring glycemia, including Cnidoscolus chayamansa, Allium cepa, Psidium guajava, Panax ginseng, Phaseolus vulgaris, Passiflora Glandulosa, and Copernicia cerifera (13-19).
Strategus aloeus feeds on members of Areeaeeae family such as Bactris gasipaes Kunth, Cocos nucifera (L.), Copernicia cerifera (Mart.), Elaeis oleifera (Kunth) and Phoenix dactylifera (L.) (Ratcliffe 1976; Genty et al.
To create a special formula gentle enough for use on the face and body of infants, toddlers and children, priority has been given to ingredients of natural origin, such as carnauba wax rived from Copernicia Cerifera palm leaves, which gives the balm its rich texture.
The most significant vegetable oil is undoubtedly carnauba wax, from a palm tree native to northeastern Brazil (Copernicia cerifera).
There are several plant-derived waxes available today, including rice wax (Oryza sativa cera), soy wax (Hydrogenated soybean oil) and candelilla wax (Copernicia cerifera cera), to name a few.