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Herbal medicine uses to treat people with epilepsy: A survey in rural communities of northern Peru

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dc.contributor.author Auditeau, Emilie
dc.contributor.author Moyano, Luz Maria
dc.contributor.author Bourdy, Genevieve
dc.contributor.author Nizard, Mandy
dc.contributor.author Jost, Jeremy
dc.contributor.author Ratsimbazafy, Voa
dc.contributor.author Preux, Pierre-Marie
dc.contributor.author Boumediene, Farid
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-01T00:04:14Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-01T00:04:14Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4238
dc.description.abstract Ethnopharmacological relevance: Epilepsy affects 150,000 people in Peru, with a prevalence of 16.6/1000 and a treatment gap of 75%. Herbal medicine (HM) is widely used in this country. Aim of the study: We aimed to assess the use of plants in a rural community in northern Peru as part of therapeutic strategies for people with epilepsy (PWE). Materials and methods: The study was a cross-sectional observational and descriptive study. The inclusion criteria for people with epilepsy were 2 years of age and over, having lived in the study area for at least 3 months and a confirmed diagnosis of epilepsy by a neurologist. The information was gathered through structured interviews using a survey questionnaire. Botanical species used by people with epilepsy or traditional healers were collected and identified. Results: Out of the 228 people with epilepsy included, 60.0% had used herbal remedies and 54.8% both herbal medicine and anti-epileptic drugs. The traditional healer was the first practitioner consulted by 45.2% of people with epilepsy. Sixty-six species have been mentioned by the people with epilepsy and traditional healers on the treatment of epilepsy. Carbamazepine was the most prescribed anti-epileptic drug with 33.2% of prescriptions. Conclusions: This study was the first to measure a percentage of use of herbal medicine for epilepsy in Peru. It would be interesting to conduct a pharmacological evaluation of the most commonly used species on epileptic models to validate and secure their use. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Ethnopharmacology
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject Epilepsy en_US
dc.subject Botany en_US
dc.subject Central nervous system en_US
dc.subject Medicinal plants en_US
dc.subject Quality traditional medicines en_US
dc.subject Therapeutic strategy en_US
dc.subject Traditional medicine Meso- and Southern America en_US
dc.subject WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy en_US
dc.title Herbal medicine uses to treat people with epilepsy: A survey in rural communities of northern Peru en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2018.01.003
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.01.05
dc.relation.issn 1872-7573

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