Amazing

Topic

Prevailing parasitic diseases in Amazonia: an integrated approach for the rationalization of medicinal plant uses in French Guiana.

Funding & duration

Labex Ceba, 2013. (1 year)

PI

Emeline Houël

Scientific partners
  • UMR Ecofog, Kourou, French Guiana
  • CNRS-Guyane USR3456, Cayenne, French Guiana
  • Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana
  • UMR 7200 Laboratoire d’Innovation Thérapeutique, Strasbourg, France
  • UMR 152 IRD-UPS PharmaDEV, Toulouse, France
  • CNRS-ICSN, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Presentation of the project

The AMAZING project aims at improving the understanding of traditional remedies vivid use in French Guiana by linking plants, people and diseases in a single perspective. We will select renowned remedies based on an in-depth study of existing ethnopharmacological bibliography associated to a statistical approach, and prepare them as indicated by the communities. These remedies will be evaluated as a whole not only for their in vitro activity against the parasites of interest, but also for their anti-inflammatory properties, as these could account for the preparations good reputation by helping to reduce the associated symptoms (fever and pain, or chronicity and severity of the lesion).

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