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Whole plant extracts versus single compounds for the treatment of malaria: synergy and positive interactions.

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BACKGROUND: In traditional medicine whole plants or mixtures of plants are used rather than isolated compounds. There is evidence that crude plant extracts often have greater in vitro or/and in vivo antiplasmodial activity than isolated constituents at an equivalent dose. The aim of this paper is to review positive interactions between components of whole plant extracts, which may explain this. METHODS: Narrative review. RESULTS: There is evidence for several different types of positive inter...

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10.1186/1475-2875-10-s1-s4

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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford
Publisher:
BioMed Central
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Malaria Journal More from this journal
Volume:
10
Issue:
Suppl. 1
Article number:
S4
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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1475-2875
ISSN:
1475-2875
Language:
English
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pubs:133256
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uuid:fdc0720e-c622-4511-a774-b9207f775b2c
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pubs:133256
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133256
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2012-12-19

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