The in vitro anti-plasmodial and in vivo anti-malarial efficacy of combinations of some medicinal plants used traditionally for treatment of malaria by the Meru community in Kenya.

@article{Gathirwa2008TheIV,
  title={The in vitro anti-plasmodial and in vivo anti-malarial efficacy of combinations of some medicinal plants used traditionally for treatment of malaria by the Meru community in Kenya.},
  author={J. Gathirwa and G. Rukunga and E. Njagi and S. Omar and P. Mwitari and A. Guantai and F. Tolo and C. Kimani and C. Muthaura and P. Kirira and T. N. Ndunda and G. Amalemba and G. Mungai and I. Ndiege},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={
          223-31
        }
}
The use of herbal drugs as combinations has existed for centuries in several cultural systems. However, the safety and efficacy of such combinations have not been validated. In this study, the toxicity, anti-plasmodial and antimalarial efficacy of several herbal drug combinations were investigated. Lannea schweinfurthii, Turraea robusta and Sclerocarya birrea, used by traditional health practitioners in Meru community, were tested for in vitro anti-plasmodial and in vivo anti-malarial activity… Expand
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