Plant products in the treatment and control of filariasis and other helminth infections and assay systems for antifilarial/anthelmintic activity.

  title={Plant products in the treatment and control of filariasis and other helminth infections and assay systems for antifilarial/anthelmintic activity.},
  author={Puvvada Kalpana Murthy and Sujith K. Joseph and P. S. R. Murthy},
  journal={Planta medica},
  volume={77 6},
Lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, loaisis, and other helminth infections cause serious health problems especially in resource-limited tropical and subtropical developing countries of the world, and more than 2 billion people are infected with at least one helminth species. From times immemorial, man looked up to the plant kingdom in search of anthelmintics, antifilarials, and remedies for parasite-induced health problems. Although more than 50 % of drugs in modern medicine are derived from… 

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