Antiplasmodial activity of botanical extracts against Plasmodium falciparum

  title={Antiplasmodial activity of botanical extracts against Plasmodium falciparum},
  author={Asokan Bagavan and Abdul Abdul Rahuman and Chinnaperumal Kamaraj and Naveen Kumar Kaushik and Dinesh Mohanakrishnan and Dinkar Sahal},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
The absence of a vaccine and the rampant resistance to almost all antimalarial drugs have accentuated the urgent need for new antimalarial drugs and drug targets for both prophylaxis and chemotherapy. The aim of the study was to discover effective plant extracts against Plasmodium falciparum. In the present study, the hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, acetone, and methanol extracts of Citrus sinensis (peel), Leucas aspera, Ocimum sanctum, Phyllanthus acidus (leaf), Terminalia chebula (seed… CONTINUE READING