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Title: An ethnopharmacologicalsurveyand in vitro confirmation of theethnopharmacologicaluseofmedicinalplantsasanthelmintic remediesintheAshantiregion,inthecentralpartofGhana
Authors: Agyare, Christian
Spiegler, Verena
Sarkodie, Herbert
Asase, Alex
Liebau, Eva
Hensel, Andreas
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Journal ofEthnopharmacology
Citation: Journal of Ethnopharmacology 15 (2014) 255–263
Abstract: Ethnopharmacological relevance: Infections with helminths are still a big problem in many parts of the world. The majority of the people in West Africa treat such infections with medicinal plants related to the local traditional medicine. The present study aims at identifying medicinal plants traditionally used for worm infections in the Ashanti region, Ghana. In vitro screening of selected extracts from plants on which scientific knowledge is limited was to be performed. Materials and methods: Validated questionnaires were administered to 50 traditional healers in the Ashanti region, Ghana. Interviews and structured conversations were used to obtain relevant information. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation was performed additionally to structure cross-referencing of the data using SciFinders data base. Selected plant species were used for in vitro testing on anthelmintic activity against the free-living model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans......
Description: An article published by Journal of Ethnopharmacology 15 (2014) 255–263
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10719
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