Argemone mexicana decoction versus artesunate-amodiaquine for the management of malaria in Mali: policy and public-health implications.

@article{Graz2010ArgemoneMD,
  title={Argemone mexicana decoction versus artesunate-amodiaquine for the management of malaria in Mali: policy and public-health implications.},
  author={Bertrand Graz and Merlin L. Willcox and Chiaka Diakit{\'e} and Jacques Falquet and Florent Dackuo and Oumar Sidib{\'e} and Sergio Giani and Drissa Diallo},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2010},
  volume={104 1},
  pages={33-41}
}
A classic way of delaying drug resistance is to use an alternative when possible. We tested the malaria treatment Argemone mexicana decoction (AM), a validated self-prepared traditional medicine made with one widely available plant and safe across wide dose variations. In an attempt to reflect the real situation in the home-based management of malaria in a remote Malian village, 301 patients with presumed uncomplicated malaria (median age 5 years) were randomly assigned to receive AM or… CONTINUE READING