"The results obtained showed that the beneficial effect, traditionally recognised for the Monfortinho thermal water in the improvement of the state of skin diseases, is supported by laboratory results that show the ability of this water to reduce the proliferation and metabolism of cells that contribute to the development of diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis," explains the administration of the Monfortinho thermal springs.
The results of the research project carried out between March 2017 and December 2018 were recently published in the "International Journal of Biometeorology".
This resulted from the joint work of two teams of researchers, one from the University of Beira Interior (UBI) led by Ana Palmeira de Oliveira and another from the University of Coimbra (CNC-UC) led by Teresa Cruz Rosete, who worked together to validate the traditional use of the thermal waters of the Central region.
The research project evaluated the bioactive potential of these endogenous resources and contributed to support the effect of Monfortinho thermal water on skin diseases.
The work developed by the researchers resulted in several presentations at scientific congresses and community events, this being the second scientific article published, and two more are awaiting the decision of the scientific journals.
The financing was in charge of the Centro2020, with funds specifically applied for the valorisation of endogenous resources (PROVERE) and was managed by the Associação de Termas de Portugal - Termas Centro.