What is it about?

Rumex crispus is used by traditional healers for the treatment of several diseases. In the research, we evaluated the efficacy of R. crispus for the treatment of microbial infections, malaria, and sleeping sickness. We are able to draw up a conclusion that R. crispus is mildly effective and could also be toxic if used indiscriminately.

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Why is it important?

We provide valuable information on the bioactivity of R. crispus against microbial infections, malaria, and sleeping sickness. We also provide information on the toxicity of the plant. We concluded, R. crispus is active against these diseases but could be poisonous if taken in large quantity or dose.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as the first author. It is also my pleasure being part of the team that provides valuable information on the efficacy and possible side effect of R. crispus used by traditional healers.

Dr Oladayo Amed Idris
North-West University

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This page is a summary of: Evaluation of the Bioactivities of Rumex crispus L. Leaves and Root Extracts Using Toxicity, Antimicrobial, and Antiparasitic Assays, Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 2019, Hindawi Publishing Corporation,
DOI: 10.1155/2019/6825297.
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