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- Rolon, Miriam, et al. Show all 15 Authors
- American fern journal 2012 v.102 no.3 pp. 198-207
- Chagas disease; Pityrogramma calomelanos; Trypanosoma cruzi; cytotoxicity; drugs; ferns and fern allies; humans; median effective concentration; parasites; traditional medicine
- ... Chagas disease is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, and is considered a public health problem. The current treatments for this disease are the synthetic drugs nifurtimox and benzonidazol, which are highly toxic. Pityrogramma calomelanos, a plant used in traditional medicine as an astringent, analgesic, anti-hemorrhagic, pectoral depurative, emmenagogue, anti-hypertensive, anti-pyretic and an anti-tussi ...