Evaluation of French Guiana traditional antimalarial remedies.

  title={Evaluation of French Guiana traditional antimalarial remedies.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Bertani and Genevi{\`e}ve Bourdy and Ir{\`e}ne Landau and John C. Robinson and Ph Esterre and Eric Deharo},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={98 1-2},
In order to evaluate the antimalarial potential of traditional remedies used in French Guiana, 35 remedies were prepared in their traditional form and screened for blood schizonticidal activity in vitro on Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine re4sistant strain (W2). Some of these extracts were screened in vivo against Plasmodium yoelii rodent malaria. Ferriprotoporphyrin inhibition test was also performed. Four remedies, widely used among the population as preventives, were able to inhibit more… CONTINUE READING