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Natural Remedies in the Fight Against Parasites

Edited by Hanem Fathy Khater

Banha University, Egypt


This book emphasizes past and current research efforts about principles of natural control of major parasites affecting humans, animals, and crops. Each chapter is a complete and integrated subject that presents a problem and confers on the safe alternatives to chemicals. This book discusses and updates information about three major topics of natural remedies. The first topic is represented in a chapter outlining important information on biological control of parasites, the second topic is represented in three chapters dealing with botanicals as promising antiparasitic agents, and the last four chapters deal with miscellaneous control strategies against parasites. This easily readable book is designed precisely for students as well as professors linked with the field of parasitic control. We enhanced words with breathing areas in the form of graphical abstracts, figures, photographs, and tables.

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Natural Remedies in the Fight Against ParasitesEdited by Hanem Fathy Khater

Published: July 12th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63275

ISBN: 978-953-51-3290-5

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3289-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4740-4

Copyright year: 2017

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17838 Total Chapter Downloads

35 Crossref Citations

19 Web of Science Citations

45 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Back to the Future - Solutions for Parasitic Problems as Old as the Pyramids

By Hanem Fathy Khater


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2. Biological Control of Parasites

By Tebit Emmanuel Kwenti


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3. Mexican Medicinal Plants as an Alternative for the Development of New Compounds Against Protozoan Parasites

By Esther Ramirez-Moreno, Jacqueline Soto-Sanchez, Gildardo Rivera and Laurence A. Marchat


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4. Can the Cure for Chagas’ Disease be Found in Nature?

By Nelissa Pacheco Vaz


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5. Plant-Derived Compounds as an Alternative Treatment Against Parasites in Fish Farming: A Review

By Alison Carlos Wunderlich, Érica de Oliveira Penha Zica, Vanessa Farias dos Santos Ayres, Anderson Cavalcante Guimarães and Renata Takeara


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6. Involvement of Gap Junction Proteins in Infectious Diseases Caused by Parasites

By José Luis Vega, Iván Barría, Juan Güiza, Jorge González and Juan C. Sáez


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7. Lactoferrin in the Battle against Intestinal Parasites: A Review

By Nidia León-Sicairos, Cynthia Ordaz-Pichardo, Julio César Carrero and Mireya de la Garza


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8. Plasmepsin: Function, Characterization and Targeted Antimalarial Drug Development

By Peng Liu


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9. Vaccination against Trichinella spiralis: Potential, Limitations and Future Directions

By Jonathan I. Andrade-Becerra, Ericka N. Pompa-Mera, Rosa María Ribas-Aparicio and Lilián Yépez-Mulia


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