2019
DOI: 10.20944/preprints201910.0216.v1
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Antivenin Plants Used for Treatment of Snakebites in Uganda: Ethnobotanical Reports and Pharmacological Evidences

Abstract: Snakebite envenomation, cognized as a neglected tropical disease, is a dread public health concern with the most susceptible groups being herdsmen, the elderly, active farmers, hunters, fishers, firewood collectors, 10 to 14-year old working children and individuals with limited access to education and health care. Snakebites are fragmentarily documented in Uganda primarily because most occur in rural settings where traditional therapists end up being the first line defence for treatment. Ethnobotanical survey… Show more

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“…A comprehensive literature search was performed in Scopus, Web of Science Core Collection, PubMed, Science Direct, Google Scholar, and Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) from August 2019 to November 2019 following procedures previously employed elsewhere [26]. e search was performed independently in all databases.…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…A comprehensive literature search was performed in Scopus, Web of Science Core Collection, PubMed, Science Direct, Google Scholar, and Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) from August 2019 to November 2019 following procedures previously employed elsewhere [26]. e search was performed independently in all databases.…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…for treating influenza and mental problems [202], headache, and indigestion [199]. As a salve to relieve muscle, joint, and toothache pain, to treat cough, asthma, and sore throat, as a stimulant, and to treat stomachache, seasickness, and flatulence [203] Insulinotropic activities [204] Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine and leaves in traditional medicine is a characteristic feature of materia medica in Uganda [26]. As reported elsewhere [238,240], embryonal plant parts such as fruits, seeds, buds, bulbs, and flowers which are reported to accumulate bioactive compounds are less frequently used in anticancer therapy in Uganda.…”
Section: Growth Habit Parts Used Preparation and Mode Ofmentioning
confidence: 99%
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