African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6209

Full Length Research Paper

Botanical control of cultivated plants of Lippia chevalieri Moldenke (Verbenaceae)

M. L. Diarra
  • M. L. Diarra
  • Laboratory of Botany and Biodiversity, University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, P. O. Box 5005, Dakar Fann, Senegal.
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S. M. DEMBÉLÉ
  • S. M. DEMBÉLÉ
  • Department of Traditional Medicine, National Institute of Research in Public Health, P. O. Box 1746, Bamako, Mali.
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A. Dénou
  • A. Dénou
  • Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, P. O. Box1805, Bamako, Mali.
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M. Haïdara
  • M. Haïdara
  • Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, P. O. Box1805, Bamako, Mali.
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S. M. Dembélé
  • S. M. Dembélé
  • Department of Traditional Medicine, National Institute of Research in Public Health, P. O. Box 1746, Bamako, Mali.
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N. Ballo
  • N. Ballo
  • Department of Traditional Medicine, National Institute of Research in Public Health, P. O. Box 1746, Bamako, Mali.
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B. L. Coulibaly
  • B. L. Coulibaly
  • Laboratory of Ethno-botany, Rural Polytechnique Institute of Training and Applied Research of Katibougou, P. O. Box 06, Katibougou, Koulikoro, Mali.
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R. Sanogo
  • R. Sanogo
  • Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, P. O. Box1805, Bamako, Mali.
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M. Traoré
  • M. Traoré
  • Laboratory of Ethno-botany, Rural Polytechnique Institute of Training and Applied Research of Katibougou, P. O. Box 06, Katibougou, Koulikoro, Mali.
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D. Diallo
  • D. Diallo
  • Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, P. O. Box1805, Bamako, Mali.
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K. Noba
  • K. Noba
  • Laboratory of Botany and Biodiversity, University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, P. O. Box 5005, Dakar Fann, Senegal.
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  •  Received: 14 March 2019
  •  Accepted: 23 April 2019
  •  Published: 30 September 2019

Abstract

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.