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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. ...
Genetic modification in Pinus patula using transgenic technology.
Progress in tree biotechnology initially trailed behind agricultural crops due to their long life cycle, difficult tissue culture and regeneration protocols, and their abundance in natural forests. However, rapid global ...
Root-stimulating activity from various gelling agents used in tissue culture.
Extracts of gelling agents have been shown to stimulate rooting and this study was initiated to investigate the presence of root stimulating substances in gelling agents. After screening a number of gelling agents, four ...
Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory activity of medicinal plants used traditionally in Lesotho.
A significant potion of the population in Lesotho relies on traditional medicine to meet its health care requirements. Traditional healers and herbalists were interviewed from Qacha's Nek (Highlands) and Mohale's Hoek ...
Genetic transformation and micropropagation of Thapsia garganica L. - a medicinal plant.
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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 ...
An investigation of the medicinal properties of Siphonochilus aethiopicus.
Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B.L. Burtt (Zingiberaceae), commonly known as wild ginger, is a highly sought after plant for use in traditional medicine in South Africa. Over-exploitation of this medicinal plant has ...
Alkaloids from three South African Crinum species.
The alkaloid content of three Crinum species namely C. bulbispermum, C. macowanii and C. moorei was investigated. The ethanolic extracts of C. bulbispermum yielded seven compounds. The new alkaloids 8α-ethoxyprecriwelline, ...