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Traditional antimalarial phytotherapy remedies used by the Kwale community of the Kenyan Coast.
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Three plant species, namely; Maytenus putterlickioides, Warburgia stuhlmannii and Pentas bussei are documented for the first time for the treatment of malaria. Expand
Traditional herbal antimalarial therapy in Kilifi district, Kenya.
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Impressive cytotoxicity results were obtained with most of the plants tested revealing high selectivity indices an indication of enabling achievement of therapeutic doses at safe concentrations, and remotely justify use of combined medicinal plants in traditional medicine practices as synergy among some plant species was demonstrated. Expand
The in vitro anti-plasmodial and in vivo anti-malarial efficacy of combinations of some medicinal plants used traditionally for treatment of malaria by the Meru community in Kenya.
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A preliminary demonstration of the usefulness of combining several plants in herbal drugs, as a normal practice of traditional health practitioners, when tested in mice is demonstrated. Expand
Evaluation of the HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitory properties of extracts from some medicinal plants in Kenya.
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Extracts from twenty two medicinal plants popularly used in preparing traditional remedies in Kenya showed at least 50 per cent reverse transcriptase inhibition, indicating that there is the probability that some antiretroviral compounds could be identified and isolated from materials from these plants. Expand
Lupeol long-chain fatty acid esters with antimalarial activity from Holarrhena floribunda.
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An ethnopharmacological investigation was conducted among the Baka pygmies of Dja biosphere reserve (Cameroon) to collect information on the antimalarial plants used in their daily life, and extracts of H. floribunda showed remarkable inhibitory activity against drug-resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum. Expand
Anti-parasitic activity and cytotoxicity of selected medicinal plants from Kenya.
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Leishmania major infected macrophages treated with methanol extracts of Suregada zanzibariensis and Aloe nyeriensis var kedongensis and pentostam had infection rates of 28+/-2.11, 30+/-1.22 and 40+/-3.69%, respectively at 1000 microg/ml, indicating better anti-leishmanial activity for the extracts. Expand
In vitro antiplasmodial and cytotoxicity activities of 14 medicinal plants from Kenya
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This study suggests that V. lasiopus has a high potential for exploitation as a source of antimalarial agents and selectivity index of greater than 10 is suggested. Expand
Antimalarial activity of some plants traditionally used in Meru district of Kenya
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There is potential to isolate active non‐toxic antimalarial principles from these plants, and the results suggest that there are potential to isolated active non-toxic antiplasmodial principles fromThese plants. Expand
A review of Leishmaniasis in Eastern Africa
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In view of its spread to previously non-endemic areas and an increase in imported cases, leishmaniasis in Eastern Africa should be considered a health emergency. Expand
Common Antimalarial Trees and Shrubs of East Africa –A Description of Species and a Guide to Cultivation and Conservation through Use
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This guide provides an overview of trees and shrubs used as antimalarial treatments and is not a handbook for self-medication, but rather a guide to cultivation and conservation through use. Expand
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