Abstract Title:

Effect of Bixa orellana against Leishmania amazonensis.

Abstract Source:

Forsch Komplementmed. 2011 ;18(6):351-3. Epub 2011 Dec 9. PMID: 22189367

Abstract Author(s):

Marley García, Lianet Monzote, Ana M Montalvo, Ramón Scull

Article Affiliation:

Marley García


BACKGROUND: In the present study, an activity of Bixa orellana extract against Leishmania amazonensis was demonstrated.

RESULT: Experimentally infected BALB/c mice were treated with B. orellana extract which showed a significant activity against promastigote and amastigote forms of L. amazonensis.

CONCLUSION: This study supports the importance of natural sources as antileishmanial drugs.

Study Type : Animal Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Antiprotozoal Agents : CK(61) : AC(32)

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