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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006, pp. 51-56
Bioline Code: tc06024
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006, pp. 51-56

 en TRYPANOCIDAL PROPERTIES OF Terminalia ivorensis check for this species in other resources A. Chev. (COMBRETACEAE)
Joseph M. Agbedahunsi, Ivie Anao, Clement O. Adewunmi and Simon L. Croft

Abstract

Human African Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) cause considerable mortality and morbidity throughout the world with Trypansoma brucei check for this species in other resources , T. gambiense and T. brucei rhodesiense as the major causative agents. The Terminalia ivorensis check for this species in other resources gradient extracts were tested against T. brucei rhodesiense parasites and the E.D50 values of 11.11 and 12.32 μg/mL were obtained for the ethyl acetate and ethanolic gradient extracts respectively. The column fractions of the ethyl acetate fraction gave E.D50 value between 1.98 and 5.46 μg/mL for the very active fractions indicating prospect for the development of potential trypanocidal agent from the plant.

Keywords
Terminalis ivorensis, Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiensis, trypanocidal

 
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