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In Vitro activities of plant extracts from Saudi Arabia against malaria, leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness and Chagas disease

August 30, 2010 - 14:18 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Essam Abdel-Sattar, Louis Maes and Maha Mahmoud Salama
Reference: 
Phytotherapy Research Volume 24, Issue 9, pages 1322–1328, September 2010

The in vitro activity of the methanol extracts of 51 plants randomly collected from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and some of their fractions (petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate and aqueous) were evaluated against Plasmodium falciparum, Trypanosoma brucei brucei, T. cruzi and Leishmania infantum, as well as toxicity against MRC-5 fibroblast cells.

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