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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Optimization of the extraction and isolation of the antimalarial drug artemisinin from Artemisia annua L..
Author: Rodrigues, RAF
Foglio, MA
Boaventura, S
Santos, AD
Rehder, VLG
Abstract: Malaria is still one of the major diseases in the world, causing physical and economic problems in tropical regions. Artemisinin (Qinghaosu), a natural compound identified in Artemisia annua L., is an effective drug mainly against cerebral malaria. The action of this drug is immediate and parasitaemia in the treatment of drug-resistant malaria is rapidily reduced, justifying the industrial production of artemisinin. This article focuses on the industrial production of this potent antimalarial drug, including strategies for enhancing yield using inexpensive and easy steps.
Subject: malaria
artemisinin production
Artemisia annua L.
Country: Brasil
Editor: Soc Brasileira Quimica
Citation: Quimica Nova. Soc Brasileira Quimica, v. 29, n. 2, n. 368, n. 372, 2006.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0100-40422006000200030
Date Issue: 2006
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