search
for
 About Bioline  All Journals  Testimonials  Membership  News  Donations


African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 2, No. 2, 2005, pp. 113-121
Bioline Code: tc05013
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2005, pp. 113-121

 en Research Paper- IN VITRO AMOEBICIDAL ACTIVITY OF SOME MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE BAMUN REGION (CAMEROON)
Paul F. Moundipa, Kamini G. Melanie Flore, Charles F. Bilong Bilong, Iris Bruchhau

Abstract

Fifty five medicinal plants belonging to different families selected on the basis of their traditional use against jaundice and various liver disorders were tested for their amoebicidal activities. They were extracted and tested for their antiamoebic activity in vitro using polyxenic culture of Entamoebic histolytica check for this species in other resources . As the result, 14 exhibited an antiamoebic activity at a dose of 100μg/ml from the second to the fourth day of incubation. The 14 extracts selected extracts were additionnaly tested for 6 days at 10, 100 and 500μg/ml of concentration, and only the leaves extract of Codiaeum variegatum check for this species in other resources exhibited a clear antiamoebic activity (EC50=10,74 the second day), and had a more pronounced activity than metronidazole the reference product.

Keywords
Medicinal plants; Codiaeum variegatum; In vitro; amoebicidal; Bamun;.Cameroon

 
© Copyright 2005 - African Journal. Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
Alternative site location: http://journals.sfu.ca/africanem/index.php/ajtcam

Home Faq Resources Email Bioline
© Bioline International, 1989 - 2017, Site last up-dated on 05-Dec-2017.
Site created and maintained by the Reference Center on Environmental Information, CRIA, Brazil
System hosted by the Internet Data Center of Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa, RNP, Brazil