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BACKGROUND Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf. (Christ's Thorn Jujube) is a wild tree today found in Jordan, Israel, Egypt, and some parts of Africa, which was already in use as a medicinal plant in Ancient Egypt. In ancient Egyptian prescriptions, it was used in remedies against swellings, pain, and heat, and thus should have anti-inflammatory effects.(More)
Starting point of this article is a problem obvious to anybody who reads the medical papyri of ancient Egypt from the New Kingdom and the Late Period: the prescriptions contain two dyadic systems of notation for measures of capacity without specifying the unit of measurement, firstly the Horus eye fractions 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32 and 1/64 which are(More)
Balanites aegyptiaca (Balanitaceae) is a widely grown desert plant with multiuse potential. In the present paper, a crude extract from B. aegyptiaca seeds equivalent to a ratio of 1 : 2000 seeds to the extract was screened for antiplasmodial activity. The determined IC(50) value for the chloroquine-susceptible Plasmodium falciparum NF54 strain was 68.26(More)
BACKGROUND Aside from the fully licensed herbal medicines there are products on the European pharmaceutical market which are registered by virtue of their longstanding traditional use. The normal registration procedure does not apply to them because presently they do not meet the legal requirements for a full license as set out in the relevant European(More)
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