Use of African Ethnomedicine as way to treat COVID-19: Implications for Humans - African Primates welfare
Ulrich Maloueki, Nana Ismaila, Dikenane Kombila, Desire Musuyu-Muganza
Corresponding Author : Ulrich Maloueki
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Received : 2020-06-04 Accepted : 2020-07-18 Published : 2020-07-18
Abstract : Commentary
Keywords : Corona virus, African Ethnomedicine, African Primates welfare,
Citation : Ulrich Maloueki et al. (2020). Use of African Ethnomedicine as way to treat COVID-19: Implications for Humans - African Primates welfare, J. of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences. V8I1.01. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3950606. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.3950606
Copyright : © 2020 Ulrich Maloueki. 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
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Volume 8 / Issue 1
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Comments: Use of African Ethnomedicine as way to control COVID-19: Implications for Humans ― African Primates welfare. By Ulrich Maloueki, Nana Ismaila, Dikenane Kombila and Désiré Musuyu-Muganza.
The first author has requested me to make a few comments on their commentary addressing the appropriateness of looking at African traditional medicine and primate self-medication for plants to treat the COVID-19 virus. Please find below my brief response to this important Commentary.
The authors make a compelling argument of searching for affordable and effective treatments for the SARS COVID-19 virus in the traditional African pharmacopiea and the medicinal diet of primates in Africa. There is indeed a growing body of evidence describing the overlap in medicinal plants used by humans and primates for many of the same diseases. This type of research is urgently needed to look for regionally available, relevant plants of use.
Michael A Huffman, Dr
Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University - Japan
I have just read your revised manuscript and it is much improved. You will contribute an interesting perspective.
Jo Thompson, PhD
President and Executive Director
Lukuru Wildlife Research Foundation - Democratic Republic of the Congo
After the minor corrections made about the manuscript, not much to add.
Pius T Mpiana, Dr PhD
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Kinshasa University - Democratic Republic of the Congo