Pharmacology and phytochemistry of South African plants used as anthelmintics.
Aremu, Adeyemi Oladapo.
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Traditional medicine in South Africa is part of the culture of the people and has been in existence for a long-time. Although animal components form part of the ingredients used, plant material constitutes the major component. South Africa is endowed with vast resources of medicinal and aromatic plants which have been employed for treatment against various diseases for decades. A large number of South Africans still depend on traditional medicine for their healthcare needs due to its affordability, accessibility and cultural importance. Helminth infections are among the variety of diseases treated by traditional healers. These infections are regarded as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) due to their high prevalence among the economically disadvantaged living in rural areas in different regions of the world.
- Masters Degrees (Botany)