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  | ARTICLES | Am. J. innov. res. appl. sci. Volume 6,  Issue 2, Pages 76-85 (February 2018)
Review Article
 
American Journal of innovative
Research & Applied Sciences 
ISSN  2429-5396 (Online)
OCLC Number: 920041286
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| FEBRUARY VOLUME 6 | N° 2  | 2018 |
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*Correspondant author and authors Copyright © 2018:

| Wail Elsadig Abdalla *1.2 | and | Waleed Sayed Koko 1.2 |
Affiliation.

1. Qassim University | Faculty of Sciences and Arts | Al Rass | Saudi Arabia |
2. National Centre for Research | Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research Institute | Khartoum | Sudan |

This article is made freely available as part of this journal's Open Access: ID | Wail-ManuscriptRef.1-ajira080118 |
ABSTRACT

Background: Review articles, especially in medicinal plants’ research, are very important in saving time, materials and efforts, to reach the ultimate goal for application of the findings. This study is considered as the most comprehensive review in this field since it covered about 53 studies during the period 1986-2016. Objectives: The study is designed to define the current status of Sudanese medicinal plants' research seeking for antiparasitical activity, in order to define the gaps in this field and provide basic data for setting future strategic plans in medicinal plants’ research in Sudan. Methods: The current review was done by collecting data on medicinal plants native to Sudan, which have been reported to possess potential antiparasitical activity. This was carried out by reviewing various research papers, review papers, short communications, MSc and PhD theses and published books, during the period 1986-2016. The sources of data were initially gathered from the major scientific databases such as science web of Knowledge, Science Direct, Pubmed and Google. Results: The study revealed that, at least 49 plant species belonging to 29 families were screened and tested for their antiparasitical activity in Sudan during the mentioned period. The family Fabaceae was the most screened family with 10 species. The species Acacia nilotica (L.) Del. received the greatest attention by researchers and has been tested in six different studies. At least 24 species of parasites belonging to 16 genera were investigated in search for antiparasitical activity. The species Plasmodium falciparum received the greatest attention by Sudanese researchers and has been investigated in 25 different studies out of the 53 studies reviewed. Conclusions: Parasitic diseases represent a major health problem in Sudan. The search for medicinal plants with antiparasitical activity is badly needed to help overcome this problem. The current study will highlight the most promising plants and define the gaps for completing the research in this highly important field.
Keywords: medicinal plants, antiparasitical, molluscicidal activity, tropical diseases.
REVIEW OF SUDANESE MEDICINAL PLANTS TESTED FOR THEIR ANTIPARSITICAL ACTIVITY

   | Wail Elsadig Abdalla *1.2 | and | Waleed Sayed Koko 1.2 |.  Am. J. innov. res. appl. sci. 2018; 6(2):76-85.

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| Received | 07 January 2018 |             | Accepted | 21 February 2018 |            | Published 26 February 2018 |