Assessing sub-Saharan Erythrina for efficacy: traditional uses, biological activities and phytochemistry.

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Kone, Witabouna Mamidou; Solange, Kakou-Ngazoa E; Dosso, Mireille;
(2011)
  • Publisher: Asian Network for Scientific Information (ANSINET)
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.3923/pjbs.2011.560.571
  • Subject: MESH: Animals | metabolic diseases | infectious diseases | MESH: Medicine, African Traditional | MESH: Humans | Sub-saharian Africa | [SDV.MP.BAC]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Microbiology and Parasitology/Bacteriology | MESH: Molecular Structure | Erythrina | bioactive compouds | MESH: Phytotherapy | MESH: Erythrina | MESH: Plant Extracts | MESH: Africa South of the Sahara | MESH: Plants, Medicinal

International audience; The genus Erythrina comprises more than 100 species, widely distributed in tropical and subtropical areas. In Africa, 31 wild species and 14 cultivated species have been described. In sub-Saharan Africa, Erythrina species are used to treat freque... View more
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