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dc.contributor.authorMwesige, AngelinaKakooza
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-01T08:19:17Z
dc.date.available2022-03-01T08:19:17Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationKakooza-Mwesige, A. (2015). The importance of botanical treatments in traditional societies and challenges in developing countries. Epilepsy & Behavior, 52, 297-307.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.06.017en_US
dc.identifier.issn1525-5050
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2356
dc.description.abstractEpilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions worldwide, with many affected persons found in Asia, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa. Relatedly, the large majority found in these regions does not receive the appropriate therapy with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), stemming from various reasons among which are lack of access to AEDs, social stigma, and negative cultural attitudes. The presence of epilepsy resistant to the available AEDs coupled with the frequent AED side effects has further fueled the widespread and growing use of botanicals as alternative therapy in several traditional societies in these developing countries since people with epilepsy (PWE) consider them as safe and effective. There have, however, been few botanicals that have been examined for their pharmacological activities related to traditional uses, and there is hardly any conclusive evidence regarding their efficacy in humans or knowledge about the exact mechanism(s) of action. This review discusses some botanical treatments that have been used for epilepsy in developing countries and the challenges faced. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled “Botanicals for Epilepsy”.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEpilepsy & Behavioren_US
dc.subjectBotanicals; Challenges; Efficacy; Epilepsy; Safety; Traditional societiesen_US
dc.titleThe Importance of Botanical Treatments in Traditional Societies And Challenges in Developing Countriesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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