Medicinal Plants and Sickle Cell Anemia: The experience of Congo, DR
Corresponding Author : Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua
Department of Biology, University of Kinshasa, DR Congo.
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Received : 2018-09-18 Accepted : 2018-10-27 Published : 2018-10-27
Abstract : The search and development of antisickling herbal drugs constitute a priority agenda in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where Sickle cell anemia (SCA), one of the major public health problems affecting Africa, is endemic. The aims of our research program were (1) to identify plants traditionally used in folk medicine for managing SCA in DRC, (2) to identify other/new sources of antisickling bioactive secondary metabolites mainly from great apes pharmacopeia, (3) to validate their bioactivity, (4) to identify and elucidate the structures of the bioactive compounds/secondary metabolites and (5) to formulate a polyherbal medicine for managing SCA.
Keywords : antisickling herbal drugs, Sickle cell anemia, polyherbal medicine,
Citation : Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua (2018). Medicinal Plants and Sickle Cell Anemia: The experience of Congo, DR. J. of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences. V7I2.03. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478970. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.1478970
Copyright : © 2018 Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Journal of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences
ISSN : 2348-294X
Volume 7 / Issue 2
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