A curcumin-artemisinin combination is effective for malaria. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Curcumin-artemisinin combination therapy for malaria.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2006 May;50(5):1859-60. PMID: 16641461
Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India.
Artemisinin and curcumin show an additive interaction in killing Plasmodium falciparum in culture. In vivo, 3 oral doses of curcumin following a single injection of alpha,beta-arteether to Plasmodium berghei-infected mice are able to prevent recrudescence due to alpha,beta-arteether monotherapy and ensure almost 100% survival of the animals.