Traditional Medicinal Plants and Malaria

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Overview

Malaria is an increasing worldwide threat, with more than three hundred million infections and one million deaths every year. The world’s poorest are the worst affected, and many treat themselves with traditional herbal medicines. These are often more available and affordable, and sometimes are perceived as more effective than conventional antimalarial drugs.

The first book to be published on this subject, Traditional Medicinal Plants and Malaria explores the evidence for the safety and efficacy of some of these traditional medicines, and presents practical guidelines for designing studies on traditional plant-based antimalarial medicines, mosquito repellents, and insecticides. Systematic reviews of the literature and consensus guidelines form the main body of the book. Ethnomedical, ethnobotanical, pharmacological, phytochemical, toxicological, and clinical aspects of herbal antimalarials are also reviewed. These are supplemented by case studies of the most well-known traditional antimalarials.

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Table of Contents

TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND MALARIA CONTROL
Malaria Control in Africa and the Role of Traditional Medicine, Andrew Kitua and Hamisi Malebo
CASE STUDIES OF PLANT-BASED MEDICINES FOR MALARIA
Cinchona, Mark Honigsbaum and Merlin Willcox
Artemisia annua, Merlin Willcox, Gerard Bodeker, Geneviève Bourdy, Vikas Dhingra, Jacques Falquet, Jorge F.S. Ferreira, Bertrand Graz, Hans-Martin Hirt, Elisabeth Hsu, Pedro Melillo de Magalhães, Damien Provendier, and Colin Wright
Changshan (Diechroa febrifuga), Sean Hsiang-lin Lei and Gerard Bodeker
“Ayush-64”, V.P. Sharma
Neem (Azadirachta indica), Merlin Willcox and Joanne Chamberlain
“Malarial”, Drissa Diallo, Ababacar Maïga, Chiaka Diakité, and Merlin Willcox
Cryptolepis sanguinolenta, Jonathan Addae-Kyereme
Strychnos myrtoides, David Ramanitrahasimbola, Jacques Ranaivoravo, Herintsoa Rafatro, Philippe Rasoanaivo, and Suzanne Ratsimamanga-Urverg
ETHNOMEDICAL RESEARCH
Frequency of Use of Traditional Herbal Medicines for the Treatment and Prevention of Malaria: An Overview of the Literature, Merlin Willcox and Gerard Bodeker
An Overview of Ethnobotanical Studies on Plants Used for the Treatment of Malaria, Merlin Willcox, Gemma Burford, and Gerard Bodeker
The Discovery of Indigenous Febrifuges in the British East Indies, c. 1700-1820, Mark Harrison
The Ayurvedic Perspective on Malaria, Unnikrishnan P.M., Venugopal S.N., Sarika D’Souza, and Darshan Shankar
Guidelines for Ethnobotanical Studies on Traditional Antimalarials, Nina Etkin, Maria Madureira, and Gemma Burford
LABORATORY RESEARCH
An Overview of the Pharmacological Properties of Traditional Herbal Antimalarials, Colin Wright
Guidelines for the Non-clinical Evaluation of the Efficacy of Traditional Antimalarials, Philippe Rasoanaivo, Suzanne Ratsimamanga-Urverg, and François Frappier
Models for Studying the Effects of Herbal Antimalarials on Non-Erythrocytic Stages of Malaria, Dominique Mazier, J.F. Franetich, O. Silvie, and P. Pino
Guidelines for the Preclinical Evaluation of the Safety of Traditional Antimalarials, Merlin Willcox, Shingu Gamaniel, Charles O.N. Wambebe, Motlalepula G. Matsabisa, Jean René Randriasamimanana, and Philippe Rasoanaivo
CLINICAL RESEARCH
An Overview of Clinical Studies on Traditional Herbal Antimalarials, Merlin Willcox and Gerard Bodeker
Observational Methods for Assessing Traditional Antimalarials, Bertrand Graz
Guidelines for Clinical Studies on Herbal Antimalarials, Merlin Willcox and Idowu Olanrewaju
REPELLENCE AND VECTOR CONTROL
An Overview of Plants Used as Insect Repellents, Sarah Moore and Annick Lenglet
Guidelines for Studies on Plant-based Insect Repellents, Sarah Moore and RITAM Vector Control Group
An Overview of Plants Used for Vector Control, Adebayo Gbolade
Guidelines for Studies on Plant-based Vector Control Agents, Kalenda T. Dibungi, Nzira Lukwa, Adebayo Gbolade, Christopher Boete, and Bart Knols
EPILOGUE: PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE, Merlin Willcox

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