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- Victor Okombe Embeya; Jean-Baptiste Lumbu Simbi; Caroline Stévigny; Sandrina Vandenput; Célestin Pongombo Shongo; Pierre Duez
- Journal of ethnopharmacology 2014 v.153 no.3 pp. 686-693
- Verbenaceae; Vitex; affordability; agronomists; cattle; deworming; digestive system diseases; drugs; etiology; farmers; gastrointestinal system; goats; herbaria; indigenous knowledge; inventories; medicinal plants; parasitoses; questionnaires; surveys; traditional medicine; veterinarians; Democratic Republic of the Congo
- ... Gastrointestinal parasitic diseases present one of the main constraints hindering the productivity of the livestock sector (goat and cattle). Due to the limited availability and affordability of deworming drugs, traditional herbal remedies are still frequently used. The study aims at collecting traditional knowledge on local plants and remedies used to treat gastrointestinal parasitoses in livesto ...
- Marianne Molander; Line Nielsen; Søren Søgaard; Dan Staerk; Nina Rønsted; Drissa Diallo; Kusamba Zacharie Chifundera; Johannes van Staden; Anna K. Jäger
- Journal of ethnopharmacology 2014 v.157 pp. 171-180
- Bauhinia thonningii; Bitis arietans; Combretum; Grewia mollis; Lannea; Naja; Strychnos; active ingredients; antiserum; bioassays; enzyme inhibition; enzyme inhibitors; ethanol; hyaluronoglucosaminidase; inhibitory concentration 50; mortality; necrosis; patients; phospholipase A2; plant anatomy; polyphenols; proteinases; snake bites; snakes; traditional medicine; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Mali; South Africa
- ... Snakebite envenomation, every year, causes estimated 5–10,000 mortalities and results in more than 5–15,000 amputations in sub-Saharan Africa alone. Antiserum is not easily accessible in these regions or doctors are simply not available, thus more than 80% of all patients seek traditional practitioners as first-choice. Therefore it is important to investigate whether the plants used in traditional ...