Show Notes

This Week In Wellness traditional recipes provided by the families of London schoolchildren and derived from traditional family recipes originating in Europe, Africa and the Middle East have in some cases been shown to be as effective as malarial medications.

Researchers from Imperial College London helped the schoolchildren test their family soup broths for activity against the malaria parasite. These broth recipes had been passed down generations for the treatment of fever. Out of a total of 56 broths, five of these broths were shown to curb the growth of the malaria parasite by 50% including two cases where the reduction was equivalent to the leading antimalarial drug dihydroartemisinin.