Sunday, March 08, 2009

Propolis Best in Treating Leishmaniasis

Comparison of Thymus vulgaris (Thyme), Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) and Propolis Hydroalcoholic Extracts Versus Systemic Glucantime in the Treatment of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Balb/c Mice
J Vector Borne Dis, 2008 Dec;45(4):301-6

Background & Objectives: Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease transmitted by sand flies. Many investigations are performed to find an effective and safe treatment for leishmaniasis. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of herbal extracts of Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) and Achillea millefolium (Yarrow), propolis hydroalcoholic extract and systemic glucantime against cutaneous leishmaniasis in Balb/c mice…

The results of present study showed that hydroalcoholic extracts of Thymus vulgaris, Achillea millefolium and propolis were significantly more effective than systemic glucantime or alcohol for the treatment of leishmaniais in Balb/c mice. The highest efficacy was observed for propolis, followed by Achillea millefolium and then Thymus vulgaris…

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