The most common herbal medicines affecting Sarcomastigophora branches: A review study

Bahmani, Mahmoud. and Saki, Kourosh. and Rafieian-Kopaei, Mahmoud. and Karamati, Seyed Ahmad. and Eftekhari, Zohre. and Jelodari, Mahyar. (2014) The most common herbal medicines affecting Sarcomastigophora branches: A review study. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 7 (S1). S14-S21.


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Parasitic diseases cause annual mortality of more than 200 thousand people. Currently many drugs are used to treat parasitic diseases; however, they are mostly expensive, toxic, with side effects and drug resistance. Medicinal plants have been shown to represent natural source of cheap drugs with low toxicity. In this review article, the most common and most effective herbal medicines on pathogenic protozoan Sarcomastigophora branches such as Trypanosoma, Leishmania, Amoeba, Trichomonas and Giardia were reviewed. The recently published papers about different drugs as well as herbal medicines as alternative for synthetic drugs were searched using scientific sites such as Medline, PubMed and Google Scholar. The used terms included: Medicinal plants, herbal medicine, protozoa, Trypanosoma, Sarcomastigophora branches, Leishmania, Amoeba, Trichomonas or Giardia. © 2014 Hainan Medical College.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Amoeba; Herbal medicine; Leishmania; Medicinal plants; Protozoa; Sarcomastigophora branches; Trichomonas, Giardia; Trypanosoma
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and parasitic Diseases
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
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Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2017 09:54
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 06:40

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