Complementary medicines for intestinal parasites

Oates, L 2012, 'Complementary medicines for intestinal parasites', Australian Pharmacist, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 132-135.

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Title Complementary medicines for intestinal parasites
Author(s) Oates, L
Year 2012
Journal name Australian Pharmacist
Volume number 31
Issue number 2
Start page 132
End page 135
Total pages 4
Publisher Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Abstract Intestinal parasites are most commonly caused by protozoa (single-celled organisms) or by helminths which include nematodes (roundworms), cestodes (tapeworms) and trematodes (flukes). Protozoa can multiply within the body but helminths cannot and are thus easier to eradicate with treatment without reinfection occurring. Herbal medicines have been traditionally used in the treatment of intestinal parasites for both humans and animals. For instance in South Africa herbal medicines are commonly used to treat both internal and external parasites in chickens.
Subject Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified
Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
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ISSN 0728-4632
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