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Ethnopharmacology and malaria: new hypothetical leads or old efficient antimalarials?

Ethnopharmacology and malaria: new hypothetical leads or old efficient antimalarials?
Ethnopharmacology and malaria: new hypothetical leads or old efficient antimalarials?
New treatments are urgently needed to curb and eradicate malaria in developing countries. As most people living in malarial endemic areas use traditional medicine to fight this disease, why have new treatments not emerged recently from ethnopharmacology-oriented research? The rationale and limitations of the ethnopharmacological approach are discussed in this paper, focusing on ethnopharmacology methodologies and techniques used for assessing botanical samples for their antimalarial properties. Discrepancies often observed between strong ethnopharmacological reputation and laboratory results are discussed, as well as new research perspectives.
0020-7519
33-41
Bourdy, G.
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Willcox, M.L.
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Ginsburg, H.
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Rasoanaivo, Ph.
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Graz, B.
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Deharo, E.
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Willcox, M.L.
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Ginsburg, H.
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Rasoanaivo, Ph.
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Bourdy, G., Willcox, M.L., Ginsburg, H., Rasoanaivo, Ph., Graz, B. and Deharo, E. (2008) Ethnopharmacology and malaria: new hypothetical leads or old efficient antimalarials? International Journal for Parasitology, 38 (1), 33-41. (doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2007.07.004).

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New treatments are urgently needed to curb and eradicate malaria in developing countries. As most people living in malarial endemic areas use traditional medicine to fight this disease, why have new treatments not emerged recently from ethnopharmacology-oriented research? The rationale and limitations of the ethnopharmacological approach are discussed in this paper, focusing on ethnopharmacology methodologies and techniques used for assessing botanical samples for their antimalarial properties. Discrepancies often observed between strong ethnopharmacological reputation and laboratory results are discussed, as well as new research perspectives.

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Published date: January 2008
Organisations: Primary Care & Population Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 403784
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/403784
ISSN: 0020-7519
PURE UUID: 6bf900ad-a11c-4d1a-8a85-a83c03eedbf4

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Date deposited: 09 Dec 2016 16:55
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:39

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