It has been hypothesised that the malarial parasite evolved either with humans or even earlier. Hippocrates wrote about it in the 5th century BC.
In India, Ayurvedic gurus' Charaka and Susruta related malaria to mosquito bites. For 2,000 years, the Chinese have been using extracts from the qinghaosu plant as a remedy. Around AD 1500, the Peruvian Indians used the bark of cinchona, from which quinine is extracted, as the cure.
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