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Plants 2017, 6(1), 11; doi:10.3390/plants6010011

Ethnopharmacology, Chemistry and Biological Properties of Four Malian Medicinal Plants

Section Pharmacognosy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1068 Blindern, Oslo 0316, Norway
Academic Editor: Milan S. Stankovic
Received: 15 December 2016 / Revised: 10 February 2017 / Accepted: 14 February 2017 / Published: 21 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research)
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Abstract

The ethnopharmacology, chemistry and pharmacology of four Malian medicinal plants, Biophytum umbraculum, Burkea africana, Lannea velutina and Terminalia macroptera are reviewed. These plants are used by traditional healers against numerous ailments: malaria, gastrointestinal diseases, wounds, sexually transmitted diseases, insect bites and snake bites, etc. The scientific evidence for these uses is, however, limited. From the chemical and pharmacological evidence presented here, it seems possible that the use in traditional medicine of these plants may have a rational basis, although more clinical studies are needed. View Full-Text
Keywords: Malian medicinal plants; Biophytum umbraculum; Burkea africana; Lannea velutina; Terminalia macroptera Malian medicinal plants; Biophytum umbraculum; Burkea africana; Lannea velutina; Terminalia macroptera
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