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Evaluation of the efficacy of Syzygium aromaticum-derived Oleanolic acid on malaria parasites in Plasmodium berghei-infected male Sprague-Dawley rats and effects on blood glucose and renal electrolyte handling.
Introduction Malaria continues to be one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide even though the disease is treatable. This is as a result of malaria parasites developing resistance to current antimalarial ...
The effects of Tulbaghia violacea (wild garlic) leaf and bulb extracts on an oesophageal cancer cell line (SNO)
Ethnopharmacological relevance: Indigenous plants such as Tulbaghia violacea(TV) and Allium sativum (garlic) are traditionally used as natural remedies to treat a variety of ailments, including cancer. This study investigated ...
Syzygium aromaticum-derived triterpenes modulate intestinal glucose handling in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.
Polyphagia in diabetes mellitus ascribed to elevated plasma ghrelin concentrations is associated with prolonged postprandial hyperglycaemia due to increased activities of intestinal carbohydrate hydrolyzing enzymes and ...
The effects of Tulbaghia violacea leaf, bulb and stalk extracts on Jurkat cells.
Studies have shown that the traditional healers have used Tulbaghia violacea (TV) (also known as ‘wild garlic’) for the treatment of a number of ailments including fever, tuberculosis, stomach problems, and oesophageal ...
Fungal endophytes: isolation, identification and assessment of bioactive potential of their natural products.
Fungal endophytes produce a broad variety of bioactive compounds with potential to address some of the unmet human needs. Medicinal plants have an important role to play in the search for new strains of endophytes ...
Effects of Momordica balsamina methanolic extract on cardiovascular and haematological function in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats : effects on selected markers.
Background The hyperglycaemia-induced haemanetic changes reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of erythrocytes, thus aggravating cardiovascular disorders in diabetic patients. The conventional therapies have been shown to ...
Mechanisms of the cardiovascular effects of some medicinal plants : an experimental study.
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The cytotoxic effects, anti-iflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antidiabetic properties of eight selected South African plants for medicinal purposes.
People from the Southern African region have been using the fauna and flora of the region in their homes for millennia to treat all sorts of ailments and complaints with great success. This knowledge transfer was done ...
The effects of rhoicissus tridentate dichloromethane extract and its bioactive compounds on uterotonic and glucose lowering activity in-vitro.
Poor myometrial contractility during labour is associated with an extended partuition process that can affect the neonate’s health status. Chronic use of conventional treatments for diabetes mellitus is sometimes associated ...
The effects of Sutherlandia frutescens in cultured renal proximal and distal tubule epithelial cells.
Sutherlandia frutescens (SF), an indigenous medicinal plant to South Africa (SA), is traditionally used to treat a diverse range of illnesses including cancer and viral infections. The biologically active compounds of SF ...