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Tuesday, December 29, 2015



The majority of the Ethiopian population is at risk of malaria largely caused by Plasmodium falciparum. The resistance of the parasite to existing drugs is the main challenge in the control of the disease and thus new therapeutic drugs are required. In Ethiopia, people use different plant species to treat malaria. However, very few of them have so far been evaluated for their safety level and antimalarial activity. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and antimalarial activity of extracts of Ajuga integrifoliaClerodendrum myricoidesMelia azedarachPeponium vogelii and Premna schimperi, locally used by the Sidama people of Ethiopia to treat malaria.

Read more at http://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-015-0976-x