According to The Guardian, researchers reveal that extracts of certain plants such as bitter leaf, lemon grass, neem, cashew and African star apple contain phytochemicals that have the potential to treat malaria. Keep reading this article to learn detailedly 3 of such medicinal plants that have great anti-malaria properties and how to use them.
According to a 2015 Medicinal Plant Research of Ekiti State University, the leaves and bark extracts of cashew (Anacardium occidentale) contain carbinols and tannins which are responsible for anti-microbial activity against malaria parasitism. Eating cashew regularly or drinking cashew tea inhibits the growth of the parasite. This ensures a plasmodium-free body system.
How To Use?
To treat malaria, cashew leaves can be boiled, and the liquid extracted for drinking. We can also eat the leaves like spinach or lettuce.
Neem leaves (Azadirachta indica), according to a 2007 study, offer tremendous anti-malaria potential. It contains a lot of quinine, an essential phytochemical that kills plasmodium app. in the body. Neem oil also works well to keep mosquitoes away. As a result, it can be utilized in the treatment of malaria, and the symptoms associated with it.
How to Use?
Chew 2-5 neem leaves regularly and drink neem tea regularly to reduce the chances of contracting malaria
3. African Star Apple
According to the Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the African star apple's leaf, bark, and seed extracts are great sources of important chemicals - skatole and chloroquine. These phytochemicals have been used for a very long time to treat malaria in its early stages because they have a high resistance to Plasmodium, the parasite that causes malaria.
How to use it?
According to Pharmnews, you can either eat the fleshy fruit or boil its leaves in a clean pot to drink.
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