Argemone mexicana decoction for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria.

  title={Argemone mexicana decoction for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria.},
  author={Merlin L. Willcox and Bertrand Graz and Jacques Falquet and Oumar Sidib{\'e} and Mathieu Forster and Drissa Diallo},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={101 12},
A prospective, dose-escalating, quasi-experimental clinical trial was conducted with a traditional healer using a decoction of Argemone mexicana for the treatment of malaria in Mali. The remedy was prescribed in three regimens: once daily for 3 days (Group A; n=23); twice daily for 7 days (Group B; n=40); and four times daily for the first 4 days followed by twice daily for 3 days (Group C; n=17). Thus, 80 patients were included, of whom 80% were aged<5 years and 25% were aged<1 year. All… CONTINUE READING

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