Malaria Control and Curing Agents of Plant Origin
Mosquito control and Malaria Cure
In this work I have discussed the use of traditional medicinal plants to repel and kill mosquitoes and to treat malaria and other diseases.The plants used as mosquito repellents, mosquitocides and as sources of malaria curing agents have been described in details so that the reader might easily identify them.
Other uses of the plants, particularly medicinal,together with geographical locations where they are used, have been described.Experiments to demonstrate the plants' uses as mosquito repellents,mosquitocides and malaria curing agents have been given, discussed and recommendations suggested.
In an attempt to correct the misconception that herbal medicines are for the backward,I have shown how a single plant is used for similar purposes in many parts of the world.
This demonstrates that plants are used as medicines all over the world.
Takawira Kazembe, BSc (hons) Chemistry CNAA, UK; MPhil,Chemistry (UZ); Grad DE (UZ), has worked as Analytical Chemist in the Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe; as a Laboratory Manager in the Tobacco Industry and is currently a University of Zimbabwe lecturer in Organic Chemistry in the Department of Science and Mathematics Education.