Etude des effets des plantes molluscicides de la flore naturelle du Burundi sur Biomphalaria pfeifferi, hôte intermédiaire de la bilharziose

P Ndabaneze, D Engels, PC Kavamahanga

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    Study of the effects of plant molluscicides from the natural flora of Burundi on Biomphalaria pfeifferi, the intermediate host of Bilharzia. Various plant extracts were tested for toxicity to the snail B. pfeifferi, the intermediate host of Schistosoma mansoni, the causal agent of bilharzia. Agave sisalana, Anacardium occidentale, Annona senegalensis, Balanites aegyptiaca, Canna indica, Chenopodium ambrosioides, Phytolacca dodecandra, Polygonum senegalense, Sesbania sesban, Simarouba versicolor [Quassia versicolor] and Solanum lycopersicum [Lycopersicon esculentum] were effective to different degrees. Phytolacca dodecandra, Balanites aegyptiaca and Agave sisalana had the greatest effect, showing toxicity at the lowest dose (10 mg of powder/litre) tested, and 100% mortality at 100 mg/litre
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe biodiversity of African plants; Proceedings of the 14th AETFAT Congress 22-27 August 1994, Wageningen, Netherlands
    EditorsLJG van der Maesen, XM van der Burgt, JM van Medenbach-de Rooy
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    Publication date1996
    Publication statusPublished - 1996


    • B780-tropical-medicine
    • Helminthic diseases
    • Helminthology
    • Schistosoma mansoni
    • Agave sisalana
    • Anacardium occidentale
    • Annona senegalensis
    • Balanites aegyptiaca
    • Canna indica
    • Chenopodium ambrosioides
    • Phytolacca dodecandra
    • Polygonum senegalense
    • Sesbania sesban
    • Quassia versicolor
    • Lycopersicon esculentum
    • Biomphalaria pfeifferi
    • Medicinal plants
    • Toxicity
    • Plant extracts
    • Molluscicides
    • Molluscicidal plants
    • Schistosomiasis
    • Control
    • Sisal
    • Cashews
    • Tomatoes
    • Burundi
    • Africa-Central

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