Antidiarrhoeal activity of different plants used in traditional medicine

  • SP Gutiérrez
  • MAZ Sánchez
  • CP González
  • LA García
Keywords: Diarrhoea, medicinal plants, antidiarrhoeal effect


Diarrhoea is one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in children under age of 5 years. In view of this problem, the World Health Organization has a Diarrhoea Disease Control Program, which includes studies of traditional medical practices together with the evaluation of health education and prevention approaches. In this paper a review of the last 7 years about the studies of extracts of plants used to combat diarrhoea in different countries has been done.

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