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Medicinal potions used against infectious bowel diseases in Mayan traditional medicine
SERGIO RUBEN PERAZA SANCHEZ
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Aim of the study: Since one of the main health problems of the indigenous population are infectious bowel diseases, we decided to test Mayan medicinal potions used to treat these conditions against some of the causal agents. Materials and methods: Thirty-one herbal formulations used for the treatment of infectious bowel diseases were prepared according to the collected ethnobotanical data. Their activities were tested against some of the causal agents of diarrheic symptoms, such as Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Salmonella typhi and Shigella flexneri. Results: Nine formulations were active against bacteria (MIC = 0.5 mg/ml), four on Entamoeba histolytica, and seven on Giardia lamblia (IC ≤20 g/ml). Conclusions: This work supports the use of the traditional Mayan formulations against some infectious bowel diseases, and it is the first step towards their study.
20-08-2010
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CIENCIAS AGROPECUARIAS Y BIOTECNOLOGÍA
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