Effect of Bixa orellana against Leishmania amazonensis.
Forsch Komplementmed. 2011 ;18(6):351-3. Epub 2011 Dec 9. PMID: 22189367
BACKGROUND: In the present study, an activity of Bixa orellana extract against Leishmania amazonensis was demonstrated.
RESULT: Experimentally infected BALB/c mice were treated with B. orellana extract which showed a significant activity against promastigote and amastigote forms of L. amazonensis.
CONCLUSION: This study supports the importance of natural sources as antileishmanial drugs.