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Prospect for anthelminthic plants in the Ivory Coast using ethnobotanical criteria

Diehl, M. S. ; Kamanzi Atindehou, K. ; Téré, H. ; Betschart, Bruno

In: Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2004, vol. 95, no. 2-3, p. 277-284

Sixty plant species were collected in the Ivory Coast on the basis of an ethnobotanical literature using the following three criteria: activity against worms, diarrhoea and/or abdominal pain. Eighty six plant extracts were prepared using 90% ethanol and tested for potential anthelminthic activities with a larvicidal test of Haemonchus contortus. 25.6% of the extracts showed a high... Plus

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    Sixty plant species were collected in the Ivory Coast on the basis of an ethnobotanical literature using the following three criteria: activity against worms, diarrhoea and/or abdominal pain. Eighty six plant extracts were prepared using 90% ethanol and tested for potential anthelminthic activities with a larvicidal test of Haemonchus contortus. 25.6% of the extracts showed a high activity, 12.8% were active or marginally active and the remaining 61.6% were inactive. The fact that a relatively high percentage of the plants species (50%) had an activity can be explained by the initial preselection of the plants on the basis of ethnobotanical indications.