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Micropropagation of Brunsvigia undulata F.M. Leight.
Many South African medicinal plants face the threat of over-collection for use in traditional medicines. Many bulbous plants suffer as the whole plant is removed from the wild so that the bulb may be used for medicine. ...
Cadmium induces hypodermal periderm formation in the roots of the monocotyledonous medicinal plant Merwilla plumbea.
(Annals of Botany Company., 2010)
Background and Aims. Merwilla plumbea is an important African medicinal plant. As the plants grow in soils contaminated with metals from mining activities, the danger of human intoxication exists. An experiment with plants ...
Micropropagation and pharmacological evaluation of Boophone disticha.
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herb is one of the most widely distributed bulbous species in southern Africa. Of Africa’s many bulbous plants, it is widely known for its poisonous and medicinal properties. It is of considerable ...
Pharmacological evaluation of South African medicinal plants used for treating tuberculosis and related symptoms.
Respiratory ailments are major human killers, especially in developing countries including South Africa. Tuberculosis is one of the most prevalent infectious respiratory tract disease posing a major threat to human healthcare ...
Heavy metals in South African medicinal plants with refence to safety, efficacy and quality.
The trend in commercialization of medicinal plant products reflects the excessive exploitation of medicinal plants from the wild populations. Due to widespread soil pollution, there is a likelihood that medicinal plants ...
Evaluation of anthelmintic, antiamoebic and antibacterial activity in traditional South African medicinal plants.
Traditional medicine in southern Africa draws upon a vast selection of plants to treat gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhoea and intestinal parasites. The evaluation of these plants for biological activity is ...