A short review of the anthelmintic role of Mirazid

Arq Gastroenterol. Oct-Dec 2010;47(4):393-4. doi: 10.1590/s0004-28032010000400014.

Abstract

Mirazid® is a patented preparation from a plant that had been used in folk medicine since ancient Egyptians (Myrrh). It was registered in Egypt for the treatment of schistosomiasis and fascioliasis. Over 32 independent studies for efficacy of Mirazid had been reviewed and their results analyzed. The majority of these studies reported higher than 90% cure rates, that even higher in mixed than single trematodal infections in humans and in farm animals. Only two groups of investigators reported lower cure rates as they used lower doses and estimated cure rates at a shorter period from treatment than recommended by innovators.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anthelmintics / therapeutic use*
  • Fascioliasis / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use*
  • Resins, Plant
  • Schistosomiasis mansoni / drug therapy*
  • Terpenes / therapeutic use
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Anthelmintics
  • Plant Extracts
  • Resins, Plant
  • Terpenes
  • myrrh resin
  • myrrh oil