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Articles by A. Prost
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  J.T. Banzouzi , M.C. Makambila Koubemba , A. Prost , B. Mbatchi and A.A. Abena
  A series of semi-structured interviews with traditional practitioners from the South of Congo Brazzaville allowed us to gather the names of 200 plants entering traditional preparations against pain. Some were already well studied for their analgesic and/or psychotropic properties but others were very little documented. We selected 51 plants, belonging to 32 families, which seemed promising but had not yet been studied in laboratory. For each plant, we collected the following data: used plant parts, modes of preparation and administration, as well as indications relating to the treatment when they were available. Around 150 traditional recipes were thus recorded. In analgesic as well as in psychotropic preparations, leaves are the most used part (43 and 40% of citations, respectively), followed by roots or root bark (17-13%), aerial part (11-6%), stem and trunk bark (20-11%). Decoction is the major mode of preparation and in most cases the preparation is drunk or applied locally (friction, massage). As a rule, plants used, dosage and length of the treatment shall vary depending to age, sex and general health condition of the patient. Self-medication can thus be very dangerous, all the more because some of the plants we studied are easily bought in the market places of Brazzaville or Pointe Noire.
  J.T. Banzouzi , A. Prost , M. Rajemiarimiraho and P. Ongoka
  This study aimed to constitute a complete and cross-checked listing of the medicinal African Millettia species and of their uses. Indeed, the genus Millettia has an important place in the pharmacopoeias of sub-Saharan Africa, with numerous therapeutic indications, such as antitumoral, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, bactericidal, insecticidal and pest-destroying. The multiplicity of these activities, well known in traditional medicine, is being confirmed by pharmacological studies in laboratory and confers on this genus an interest as great in traditional medicine as in phytochemical research of active compounds. In this study, we begin by giving the distribution by country of the 139 African Millettia and presenting the threatened species, to continue with an overall presentation of all the traditional uses we could gather for the 51 medicinal African Millettia. The desire of the CERMA is to make this information available for the traditional practitioners and all the persons involved in the valorization of the traditional therapeutic know-how.
 
 
 
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