Ethnobotanical study on some Malaysian anti-malarial plants: a community based survey

Al-Adhroey, A.H. and Nor, Z.M. and Al-Mekhlafi, H.M. and Mahmud, R. (2010) Ethnobotanical study on some Malaysian anti-malarial plants: a community based survey. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 132 (1). pp. 362-364.

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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Various plants species are used in the traditional medicine for the treatment of malaria. This is the first community based ethnobotanical study in Peninsular Malaysia. Aim of the study: To investigate the plants traditionally used in the treatment of malaria in Malaysia. Materials and methods: An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among 233 Aboriginal and rural households, and traditional healers in malaria endemic areas in Peninsular Malaysia. Data were collected using a pre-tested questionnaire. Results: Nineteen species belonging to 17 families were identified. Twelve plant species have not previously been documented for the treatment of malaria in Malaysia. Conclusions: Findings of this study can be used as an ethnopharmacological basis for selecting plants for further anti-malarial phytochemical and pharmaceutical studies. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Al-Adhroey, Abdulelah H. Nor, Zurainee M. Al-Mekhlafi, Hesham M. Mahmud, Rohela
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anti-malarial plants
Subjects: R Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammed Salim Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 03:04
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2013 03:04

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