Giardia lamblia: the effects of extracts and fractions from Mentha x piperita Lin. (Lamiaceae) on trophozoites.

@article{Vidal2007GiardiaLT,
  title={Giardia lamblia: the effects of extracts and fractions from Mentha x piperita Lin. (Lamiaceae) on trophozoites.},
  author={Fernanda Maia Vidal and Juliana Cunha Vidal and Ana Paula Rocha Gadelha and Carla Cristine Silva Lopes and Marsen Garcia Pinto Coelho and Luiz Henrique Monteiro-Leal},
  journal={Experimental parasitology},
  year={2007},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={
          25-31
        }
}
Giardia lamblia is a parasite that causes giardiasis in humans and other mammals. The common treatment includes different classes of drugs, which were described to produce unpleasant side effects. Mentha x piperita, popularly known as peppermint, is a plant that is frequently used in the popular medicine to treat gastrointestinal symptoms. We examined the effects of crude extracts and fractions from peppermint against G. lamblia (ATCC 30888) on the basis of trophozoite growth, morphology and… CONTINUE READING
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