Abstract Title:

Efficacy of two plant extracts against vaginal trichomoniasis.

Abstract Source:

J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2009 Apr;39(1):47-58. PMID: 19530609

Abstract Author(s):

Gehad T M El-Sherbini, Bothina R El Gozamy, Nevein M Abdel-Hady, Tosson A Morsy


Trichomoniasis vaginalis is now an important worldwide health problem. Metronidazole has so far been used in treatment, but the metronidazole-resistant strains and unpleasant adverse effects have been developed. Treatment of patients with metronidazole refractory vaginal trichomoniasis constitutes a major therapeutic challenge and treatment options are extremely limited. In the present study, 33 metronidazole-resistant T. vaginalis females were treated with a combined course of metronidazole and tinidazole. Those still resistant to the combined treatment were given Commiphora molmol (Myrrh) as two capsules for six to eight successive days on an empty stomach two hours before breakfast. Also, natural plant extract purified from (Roman) was in-vitro investigated for its efficacy against T. vaginalis on fresh Diamond media. The anti-trichomoniasis vaginalis activity of both P. granatum (in-vitro) and C. molmol (in-vivo) extracts gave promising results.

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