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Title: Evaluation of Indian medicinal plants used traditionally for the treatment of Malaria. Phytochemical investigation of Alangium lamarkii and Tarenna zeylanica for antiplasmodial and cytotoxic properties
Author: Kantamreddi, Venkata Siva Satya Narayana
ISNI:       0000 0004 2699 3266
Awarding Body: University of Bradford
Current Institution: University of Bradford
Date of Award: 2008
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Despite decades of intense research, malaria remains a deadly worldwide disease. Resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to chemical treatment still remains important. Efforts are now being directed towards the discovery and development of new chemically diverse anti-malarial agents. In the course of the search for new antimalarial compounds, a study of plants traditionally used against malaria by the people inhabiting the forests located near Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India was made, which permitted the identification of 34 plants currently used. Among these, 27 plants were selected for testing for antiplasmodial activity aimed at identifying the most effective plants for further research. Also, their activities were compared with 27 randomly collected plant species in order to asess the value of an ethno-medical approach.
Supervisor: Wright, Colin W. Sponsor: Commonwealth Universities. Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. United Kingdom.
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Malaria ; Antiplasmodial activity ; Medicinal plants ; Alangium lamarkii ; Tarenna zeylanica ; Cytotoxic properties ; Plasmodium falciparum ; Ethnobotanical survey ; India ; Orissa ; Traditional medicines ; Alkaloids and Terpenes