Malaria is a worldwide problem that affects millions of people yearly. In rural areas where anti-malarial drugs are not easily accessible, many people use herbal treatments, such as Moringa oleifera, to treat a variety of diseases and ailments including malaria. While Moringa is reported to possess potent and curative anti-malarial properties, previous studies have mostly been restricted to assessment of parasitaemia. In this study, the effect of Moringa on malaria immunity in a murine model was investigated.
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Malaria is a major global health problem. Despite decades of research, there is still no effective vaccine to prevent disease in the majority of people living in malaria‐endemic regions. Additionally, drug treatment options are continually threatened by the emergence of drug‐resistant parasites. Immune responses generated against Plasmodium parasites that cause malaria are generally not sufficient to prevent the establishment of infection and can even contribute to the development of disease, unless individuals have survived multiple infections.
Malaria is a major global health problem. Despite decades of research, there is still no effective vaccine to prevent disease in the majority of people living in malaria-endemic regions.