An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants of Laos toward the discovery of bioactive compounds as potential candidates for pharmaceutical development.

@article{Soejarto2012AnES,
  title={An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants of Laos toward the discovery of bioactive compounds as potential candidates for pharmaceutical development.},
  author={Djaja Djendoel Soejarto and Charlotte Gyllenhaal and Marian R Kadushin and Bounhong Southavong and Kongmany Sydara and Somsanith Bouamanivong and M Xaiveu and H-j Zhang and Scott G Franzblau and Ghee Teng Tan and John M Pezzuto and M. Christopher Riley and Bethany Gwen Elkington and Donald P Waller},
  journal={Pharmaceutical biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={42-60}
}
CONTEXT An ethnobotany-based approach in the selection of raw plant materials to study was implemented. OBJECTIVE To acquire raw plant materials using ethnobotanical field interviews as starting point to discover new bioactive compounds from medicinal plants of the Lao People's Democratic Republic. METHODS Using semi-structured field interviews with healers in the Lao PDR, plant samples were collected, extracted, and bio-assayed to detect bioactivity against cancer, HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria… CONTINUE READING
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