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Fitoterapia. 2002 Aug;73(5):428-30.

Molluscicidal activity against Biomphalaria glabrata of Brazilian Cerrado medicinal plants.

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  • 1Setor de Parasitologia-Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública, GO, Goiânia, Brazil.

Abstract

Alcoholic extracts of six Brazilian Cerrado medicinal plants were evaluated for their molluscicidal activity against Biomphalaria glabrata, intermediate host of schistosomiasis. Stryphnodendron polyphyllum bark extract, rich in condensed tannins, was the most promising as molluscicide.

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