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Title: In vitroanti-plasmodial activity of three herbal remedies for malaria in Ghana: Adenia cissampeloides(Planch.) Harms., Termina liaivorensisA. Chev, and Elaeis guineensisJacq
Authors: Annan, Kofi
Sarpong, K.
Asare, C.
Dickson, R.
Amponsah, K.I.
Gyan, B.
Ofori, M.
Gbedema, S.Y.
Keywords: Adenia cissampeloides
Elaeis guineensis
herbal remedies
Terminalia ivorensis
Issue Date: Oct-2012
Publisher: Pharmacognosy Research
Citation: Pharmacognosy Res. 2012 Oct-Dec; 4(4): 225–229.
Abstract: Herbal remedies of Adenia cissampeloides, Terminalia ivorensis, and Elaeis guineensis among others have been used in Ghana for the treatment of various ailments including malaria. However, most of these remedies have not been scientifically investigated. Objective: This study, therefore, seeks to investigate the anti-plasmodial activity of these plants. Materials and Methods: The ethanolic extracts of A. cissampeloides stem, T. ivorensis stem bark, and E. guineensis leaves were tested for in vitro anti-plasmodial activity against chloroquine-resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum. Thin blood films were used to assess the level of parasitemia and growth inhibition of the extracts.
Description: Article published in Pharmacognosy Res. 2012 Oct-Dec; 4(4): 225–229. Also available at doi: 10.4103/0974-8490.102270
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7110
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