Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3046
ECHEVARRIA, Aimée y TORRES IDAVOY, Dinorah. Efecto de un extracto de Petiveria Alliacea Lin sobre el crecimiento de Giardia lamblia in vitro. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2001, vol.30, n.3, pp. 161-165. ISSN 1561-3046.
The effect of a fluid extract made with a menstruum of Petiveria alliacea (anamú) on the growth of Giardia lamblia in vitro was evaluated. A strain isolated from an infected patient at “Pedro Kouri” Institute of Tropical Medicine was used in this trial. The cultures were incubated at 37 ºC during 48 hours and later their concentrations of 2 x 105 parasites per 0.5 mL were adjusted. The results obtained showed a marked antigiardiasis effect due to the high inhibitory percentages of growth with the 5 tested concentrations (17.2; 4.3; 1.075; 0.54 and 0.135 mg//mL). An effect of 96.81 % was attained with the highest concentration and of 5.03 % with the concentration of 0.135 mg/mL. The mean inhibitory concentration was 2.05 mg/mL.
Palabras llave : PLANTS, MEDICINAL; PLANT EXTRACTS [pharmacology]; PLANT EXTRACTS [therapeutic use]; GIARDIA [drug effects]; GIARDIA [growth & developmenet]; GIARDIASIS [drug therapy].