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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 4, No. 1, 2007, pp. 107-111
Bioline Code: tc07005
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2007, pp. 107-111

 en ANTIMALARIAL ACTIVITY IN CRUDE EXTRACTS OF SOME CAMEROONIAN MEDICINAL PLANTS
Jean Bickii, Guy Raymond Feuya Tchouya, Jean Claude Tchouankeu and Etienne Tsamo

Abstract

Fifteen crude extracts from the stem bark and seeds of four medicinal plants, viz: Entandrophragma angolense check for this species in other resources , Picralima nitida check for this species in other resources , Schumanniophyton magnificum check for this species in other resources and Thomandersia hensii check for this species in other resources were tested in vitro for their antimalarial activity against the chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum check for this species in other resources W2 strain. The results showed that the extracts of these plants possessed some antimalarial activity, the methanol extract of Picralima nitida demonstrating the highest activity in vitro. Further isolation and identification of some active compounds from these plants will justify their common use in traditional medicine for the treatment of malaria or fever in Cameroon.

Keywords
Entandrophragma angolense; Picralima nitida; Schumanniophyton magnificum; Thomandersia hensii; Plasmodium falciparum; Antimalarial activity.

 
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