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10septembre

Artemisia campestris, santonin and worms

Anthelmintic properties of Artemisia campestris

200 years ago, in 1830 the anthelmintic properties of santonin were discovered, simultaneously by Dr Kahler in Düsseldorf and Dr Alms in Mecklenburg in a plant from Turkestan, Artemisia cina. Its presence, although at lower concentrations, was later found in Artemisia maritima, Artemisia gallica, Artemisia absinthium, Artemisia campestris, Artemisia sieberi. Non declared author, Berichte der Deutschen Chemischen Gesellschaft , 1867, Vol 6, 875-167 Stanislao Cannizzaro is known widely for his document on santonin which he presented at...

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10septembre

Plasmodium and the apicoplast

apicomplexan parasites

The apicoplast is a plastid organelle, homologous to chloroplasts of plants or algae, that is found in apicomplexan parasites like Plasmodium or Toxoplasma. In hinsight it seems incredible that such an organelle could so long have concealed its identity in parasites that have received as much scientific attention as Plasmodium Chakraborty Arnish, Understanding the biology of the Plasmodium falciparum apicoplast; an excellent target for antimalarial drug development, Life Sciences (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2016.06.030) Apicoplast...

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09septembre

Artemisia afra against malaria, bilharzia, Buruli ulcer

Artemisia afra ausssi efficace que Artemisia annua

Artemisia afra a potential flagship for African medicinal plants This plant is growing from the Cape to Addis Abeba, from Mombasa to Kinshasa, wating to ber harvested, registered by the Ministry of Health in Tanzania, listed in the Pharmacopeia of South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, RDCongo and/or in several research papers of this African region. Its use in these countries was documented for the first time in1962 Watt JM, Breyer-Brandwijk MG, (1962). The Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of Southern and Eastern...

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09septembre

Arginin and nitrites kill plasmodium

avec arginine et nitrites contre le paludisme

The health benefits of nitrates, nitrites and nitric oxide are numerous: cardiovascular, vasodilating, immunity strengthening, bactericidal. The blood pressure lowering effect of potassium is much stronger for KNO³ than for KCl and the authors relate this to the formation od nitrite a known vasodilator. Kapil V, Milsom AB, Okorie M, Maleki-Toyserkani S, Akram F, Rehman F, Arghandawi S, Pearl V, Benjamin N, Loukogeorgakis S, Macallister R, Hobbs AJ, Webb AJ, Ahluwalia A Inorganic nitrate supplementation lowers blood pressure in humans:...

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09septembre

Antimalarial efficiency of Artemisia absinthium and sieberi

Mit Wermut gegen Malaria

Artemisia absinthium and A sieberi: forgotten antimalarials Reference to Artemisia absinthium as medicinal plant is found in Egyptian papyri, early Mesopotamian texts and in many parts of the Bible e.g Deuteronomy 29:18, Proverbs 5:4, Jeremiah 9:15, Lamentations 3:15, and Amos 5:7. Artemisia afra, Artemisia herba alba, Artemisia sieberi, Artemisia absinthium have been and are still widely used as antimalarials. Some of them contain molecules like luteolin, santonin or nerolidol which have properties equivalent to quinine. They all contain...

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