In vitro anti trypanosomal activity of some medicinal plants used in the treatment of trypanosomosis in Northern Nigeria

  • AU Wurochekke Biochemistry Department, Federal University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria
  • AJ Nok Biochemistry Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Keywords: Medicinal plants, Trypanosomosis, Trypanosoma brucei brucei


The in vitro trypanocidal activity of 13 medicinal plants used by local herdsmen in Northern Nigeria for the treatment of trypanosomosis was investigated. Forty-four different extracts prepared from the 13 plants were screened for in vitro activity against Trypanosoma brucei brucei. Four of the extracts showed activity against the parasite at minimum concentration of 8.3 mg/ml of blood.
Key Words: Medicinal plants, Trypanosomosis, Trypanosoma brucei brucei
African Journal of Biotechnology Vol.3(9) 2004: 481-483

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