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Plant Extracts May Offer Hope For Those With Malaria

July 13, 2011 by  

New research may provide clues to malaria treatmentAn estimated one-third of malaria patients die from the disease each year. The disease is particularly deadly to children under the age of 5.

Over the years, the malaria parasite has developed a resistance to most traditional medicines used to treat it, and the mosquitoes that carry and spread the disease have become immune to most insecticides. However, Norwegian researchers are seeking an alternative treatment: extracts from a plant used in traditional African medicine.

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) are testing plant extracts in the hope that it will be able to replace the traditional remedies for the condition.

“There are several plants that have been shown to kill the malaria parasite,” says Dr. Torunn Stangeland Ph.D. of UMB. The university is not the only group looking to use plants to fight disease in Africa.

If the plants prove effective, it could lead to a healthier and more independent Africa. Stangeland said, “If we can find plants that prove effective against malaria, we hope that African authorities and countries will register the tested medicines and produce them themselves.”

The Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) is working with tobacco extracts as a possible cure for Malaria and HIV/AIDS.

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  • http://Livinston Ms Nike Newton

    I feel that prevention is better than sacrifice. I feel that WHO should be looking at how to prevent malaria rather than how to relive the symptoms. If all the pot holes were spinkled with vegetable oil, this would prevent the mosquito larva from surviving and thus reduce the population of female mosquitoes that transmits the malaria disease. I feel that the plant Quinine might still be the best option in choosing a cure for malaria. If at all cost a patient is diagnosed with malaria the fever, dehydration and loss of energy should treated first.

  • ph

    the know nothing health police brought this problem about when they banned DDT…the science was skewed to meet their agenda & even though there were serious questions about said science,the top kahuna,rather than have egg on their face,because they named DDT the bad guy went ahead & banned it anyway & many more kids in the tropics started dying from Malaria…well,DUH…
    when real science is disreguarded in favor of doctored science to meet a political agenda by blind bureaucrats everyone suffers..same as they done with the swine flu epidemic that wasn’t..the credability of the WHO,FDA,CDC,AMA,USDA,EPA,Global Warmers & all the other alphabet soup jackass govt faux science centers is less than zero. I believe very little that comes from these talking bobbo heads. Most of it is political & the rest is an attempt to get people to use the poison that they call drugs.

    • C130 Gunship

      ph…….100% plus! And I’d like mention and all above organizations that successfully got DDT banned, never, ever, admitted they were wrong and are responsible for millions of deaths worldwide as a result of their false claims and science…….but GoreBull Warming…..now that $hit is for real!!!!!!

  • Jana

    My husband used to have malaria attacks so bad that he had an attack every three months almost like clockwork.
    105 degree temp, delerious, violent shakes, it was bad. One time we couldn’t find him. He had been mowing the lawn and all of the equipment was out but he wasn’t around. He never left his equipment out. My daughter found him in the shed (summertime, Texas, inside shed was about 115 degrees). He didn’t know where he was, it was bad. She brought her daddy in the house and put him to bed.
    I was tired of this, and called our local Herb shop. She called a lab that was testing on that very thing then (this was about 15 years ago).
    She got the supplies together and he went on the program she set up for him and it worked. This was a 6 to 8 week program, and he had a mild attack about 6 months later and he went back on the program again for 3 weeks, and has never had an attack since. He has felt like he was going to but never has.
    Surely after all of this time they do know how to stop this. The malaria doesn’t die, but can be made dormant is what we were told.
    All I know is what a relief this has been.

  • http://Jimhumble.biz ed

    Obviously you are not aware of the work over the last few years by Jim Humble.
    He discoverd that a {few drop of 28% solution of sodium-hypochlorite mixed into distilled water in solution with 5 to 10 times the {number of drops} of apple vingear, critic acid or lime juice,,, — Allow to sit for minimum of 3 minutes, then add distilled water to fill the cup or glass.
    Note; have some solid food in the stomach 15-20 minutes before hand.

    Look up the site above or check out MMS 1, MMS 2, just google and read and get rid of Malaria. If you do it correctly the symptoms will be gone in just hours and the blood trsts will verify the complete eadrication of the organism!!!!

  • LJM

    Rachael Carson, not a scientist or even smart, Wrote a book “The Silent Spring” telling lies about a few Robin’s eggs breaking because of DDT, which was and still is the safest pesticide ever made. Because of the outrage the unknowing and public, pressure was put on to have this banned.

    The result? She in effect caused more people to die from malaria than died in all of the wars of the world.

    Your gummit at work.

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