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1 February 2005 Medicinal Plants Used to Treat Malaria in Southern Benin
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People in Benin who cannot resort to allopathic medicines provided by the pharmaceutical industry use many species of plants to alleviate malaria symptoms. Complicated mixtures of different parts of several plant species are employed orally or as a bathing substance. The inventory of 85 species and 30 mixtures bought by us in southern Benin is by no means exhaustive, but the lists serve as examples of the widespread uses in medicine in a restricted area.

Merel Hermans, Akpovi Akoègninou, and L. Jos G. van der Maesen "Medicinal Plants Used to Treat Malaria in Southern Benin," Economic Botany 58(sp1), (1 February 2005). https://doi.org/10.1663/0013-0001(2004)58[S239:MPUTTM]2.0.CO;2
Received: 10 February 2004; Accepted: 2 June 2004; Published: 1 February 2005
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