Ethnodiagnostic Skills of the Digo Community for Malaria: A Lead to Traditional Bioprospecting

  title={Ethnodiagnostic Skills of the Digo Community for Malaria: A Lead to Traditional Bioprospecting},
  author={Joseph Mwanzia Nguta and James Mucunu Mbaria and Peter Karuri Gathumbi and Daniel Waweru Gakuya and John David Kabasa and Stephen Gitahi Kiama},
  booktitle={Front. Pharmacol.},
Malaria is a major public health problem that is presently complicated by the development of resistance by Plasmodium falciparum to the mainstay drugs. Thus, new drugs with unique structures and mechanism of action are required to treat drug-resistant strains of malaria. Historically, compounds containing a novel structure from natural origin represent a major source for the discovery and development of new drugs for several diseases. This paper presents ethnophytotherapeutic remedies… CONTINUE READING


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