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In vitro antiprotozoal activity of the leaves ofArtemisia ludoviciana

Authors
Journal
Fitoterapia
0367-326X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
76
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.fitote.2005.04.009
Keywords
  • Artemisia Ludoviciana
  • Antiprotozoal
  • Entamoeba Histolytica
  • Giardia Lamblia

Abstract

Abstract The inhabitants of Northeast of Mexico use an infusion of leaves from Artemisia ludoviciana as an antidiarrheal remedy. The aqueous, methanol, acetone and hexane leaf extracts from mature plants were found to be active in vitro against the parasitic protozoa Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia.

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