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The antisnake venom activities of Parkia biglobosa (Mimosaceae) stem bark extract

Asuzu, I U and Harvey, A L (2003) The antisnake venom activities of Parkia biglobosa (Mimosaceae) stem bark extract. Toxicon, 42 (7). pp. 763-768. ISSN 0041-0101

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Abstract

Snake bites in rural Nigeria are commonly treated with plant extracts. We have studied the ability of one such traditionally used plant (Parkia biglobosa; [Jacq.] Benth., Mimosaceae) to reduce the effects of two snake venoms (Naja nigricollis, and Echis ocellatus) in several experimental models. A water-methanol extract of P. biglobosa stem bark significantly (p