Quassia amara L. (Simaroubaceae) leaf tea: effect of the growing stage and desiccation status on the antimalarial activity of a traditional preparation.

@article{Bertani2007QuassiaAL,
  title={Quassia amara L. (Simaroubaceae) leaf tea: effect of the growing stage and desiccation status on the antimalarial activity of a traditional preparation.},
  author={S. Bertani and E. Hou{\"e}l and G. Bourdy and D. Stien and V. Jullian and I. Landau and E. Deharo},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2007},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={
          40-2
        }
}
In French Guiana, Quassia amara L. (Simaroubaceae) leaf tea is a well-known widely used traditional antimalarial remedy. Impact of the vegetal sampling condition on in vivo and in vitro antimalarial activity was assessed. Traditional infusions were prepared with juvenile or mature leaves, both either fresh or dried. Results showed that growing stage and freshness of vegetal material exert a striking effect on antimalarial activity, both in vitro and in vivo. By far, leaf tea made from fresh… Expand
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