Aspidosperma species as sources of antimalarials. Part III. A review of traditional use and antimalarial activity.

  title={Aspidosperma species as sources of antimalarials. Part III. A review of traditional use and antimalarial activity.},
  author={Renata Cristina de Paula and Maria F{\^a}ni Dolabela and Ala{\'i}de Braga de Oliveira},
  journal={Planta medica},
  volume={80 5},
Several plant species belonging to the genus Aspidosperma are traditionally used in Brazil and other Meso- and South American countries for the treatment of malaria and fevers. These traditional uses were motivation for this review. A literature survey completed for this review has identified scientific bibliographical references to the use of 24 Aspidosperma species to treat malaria/fevers and to 19 species that have had their extracts and/or alkaloids evaluated, with good results, for in… 

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