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dc.creatorNdhlala, Ashwell Rungano.
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-25T10:12:05Z
dc.date.available2010-08-25T10:12:05Z
dc.date.created2009
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/608
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) - University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2009.en_US
dc.description.abstractHerbal formulations claimed to cure several medical conditions including skin eruptions, chest pains, wounds, gout, menstrual pains, stress, nervous disorders, microbial and viral infections as well as stomach ailments have recently appeared as part of South African traditional medicine. The formulations consist of mixtures of extracts of different plant parts from several different plant species packaged in labelled bottles or boxes. The mixtures are available for sale in herbal shops and public places. While there has been widespread use of these herbal mixtures, there has been no scientific evidence to support their use. This project was aimed at documenting, validating claimed efficacy and testing the safety of fourteen unregistered commercial herbal preparations commonly sold in Pietermaritzburg. A detailed investigation of the pharmacological effects and safety of the plant components of one of the mixtures, Imbiza ephuzwato was also carried out.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectHerbs--Therapeutic use--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectPharmacology.en_US
dc.subjectPhytochemicals.en_US
dc.subjectHerbs--Therapeutic use--South Africa--Safety measures.en_US
dc.subjectTraditional medicine--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectDrugs--Effectiveness.en_US
dc.subjectHerbs--Toxicology.en_US
dc.subjectBotanical illustration.en_US
dc.subjectBotanical drug industry--Law and legislation--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectTheses--Botany.en_US
dc.titlePharmacological, phytochemical and safety evaluaton of commercial herbal preparations common in South Africa.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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