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J Toxicol


A 90-Day Oral Toxicity of Hydroethanolic Root Extract of in Wistar Rats.


Dossou-Yovo KM, Diallo A, Lawson-Evi P, Kantati YT, Darré T, Bakoma B, Eklu-Gadégbéku K
J Toxicol. 2021; 2021:5570206.
PMID: 33986798.


Herbal medication is a worldwide and ancient practice, mostly in developing countries, where a large part of the population is involved in this practice. Hence, studies must be conducted to evaluate their safety and efficiency to avoid or prevent toxicological risks due to their usage. In Togo, is a medicinal plant belonging to Apocynaceae family, used as an aphrodisiac or to heal some ailments including malaria, sickle cell anemia, hypertension, pain, and asthma. Notwithstanding its several ethnomedicinal benefits, just a few toxicological data associated with its chronic use are available.