Artemisia is prophylactic against malaria


ARTAVOL from Uganda PGs are important soluble mediators involved in the immune response to invading pathogens and this may explain the strong prophylactic effect of ARTAVOL, a drug developed by Dr Patrick Ogwang from the University of Makerere and the Ministry of Health in Uganda. The powder contains lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), avocado (Persea americana) and Artemisia annua. Avocados contain 9% of fatty acids and 71 % of these are monounsaturated. The fatty acid of lemongrass is very rich in linoleic and oleic acid. Linoleic acid...

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Malaria therapy and prophylaxy with unsaturated fatty acids

PUFA Malaria

Artemisia plants are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) which generate prostaglandins and stimulate monocytes. PUFAs possess well documented antimalarial and prophylactic properties. Their half-life in plasma is several days and in adipose tissue several weeks. This may explain the prophylactic effect of regular consumption of Artemisia infusion or powder. Fish oils rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) cause a marked in vitro growth inhibition of Plasmodia. Similar effects were seen in vivo on mice infected with...

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Fish oil against malaria

Arginine nitric oxide

In 1957 the University of London found that dietary cod liver oil suppressed the multiplication of Plasmodium berghei in mice D.G. Godfrey, Antiparasitic action of dietary cod liver oil upon Plasmodium berghei and its reversal by vitamin “E” Experimental Parasitology Volume 6, Issue 6, November 1957, Pages 555-56 of Babesia rodhaini D.G Godfrey The influence of dietary cod liver oil and vitamin E upon Babesia rodhaini in mice Experimental Parasitology Volume 6, Issue 6, November 1957, Pages 555-565 and on Trypanosoma...

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The antimalarial properties of milk

breastfeeding against malaria

It all begins in 1952 with the work of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine B. G. Maegraith, T. Deegan, and E. Sherwood JonesSuppression of Malaria (P. Berghei) by Milk. Br Med J. 1952 Dec 27; 2(4799): 1382–1384. Audrey A. N. Keppie. Modified Course of T. congolense Infection in Mice Given Diets with Milk Casein. Br Med J. 1953 Oct 17; 2(4841): 853–857. They found that in rats inoculated with Plasmodium berghei and living on a diet of milk there was a strong suppression of the growth of the parasites. This was valid for...

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malaria transmission is enhanced by antibiotics

antibiotics and malaria: dangerous mix

Some over the counter drugs sold on a large scale in Africa, show strong antagonism with several antimalarial drugs. Aspirin has an effect on the endothelium and platelet adherence. The time to parasite clearance is significantly longer in children treated with paracetamol and recrudescence is higher. This of course does not prevent the swamping of Africa with these commodities by Bigpharma. You don’t kill a cash cow even if the collateral damage is the death of thousands of children! And now it is also confirmed that antibiotics...

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