In Mali, the Malarial-5 which is an improved traditional medicine (ITM) made partly with the leaves of Lippia chevalieri is used to treat symptoms of uncomplicated malaria. One of the issues related to the production of this ITM is the quality of the raw material. The present work aimed to control the quality of the leaves from cultivated plants of L. chevalieri. This study was carried out from 2015 to 2016 in Mali. The morphology of the stem, leaves and the flowers of the cultivated plants was determined through their description. In addition, organoleptic and microscopical features of the leaves’ powder were examined. The findings revealed the presence of some macroscopic elements, organoleptic features and microscopic characters needful for the botanical control of L. chevalieri.
Key words: Lippia chevalieri Moldenke, botanical quality control, improved traditional medicine, Mali.
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