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Biological activity of traditional medicinal plants used against venereal diseases in South Africa.
Throughout the history of mankind, many infectious diseases have been treated with plant extracts. Venereal infections are one such group and are regarded as conditions that are highly responsive to traditional treatment. ...
Pharmacological investigation of some trees used in South African traditional medicine.
South Africa is home to a wide diversity of cultural groups, all of which utilize the flora for a variety of purposes. This is true with regard to traditional medicine systems which are similar to those of the rest of ...
Heavy metals in South African medicinal plants.
Plants are able to take up and accumulate certain environmental contaminants such as heavy metals. When the plants are ingested by man, these contaminants are transferred along the food chain. Due to the poorly regulated ...
South African medicinal orchids : a pharmacological and phytochemical evaluation.
The Orchidaceae makes up the largest and most diverse family of flowering plants. Orchids are popular, often expensive ornamentals, with a broad range of ethnobotanical applications. There is very limited documented ...
Micropropagation and secondary metabolites of Sclerocarya birrea.
Sclerocarya birrea (marula, Anacardiaceae) is a highly-valued indigenous tree in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa because of its medicinal and nutritional properties. The marula tree is adapted to the semi-arid conditions ...
Medicinal properties and growth of Merwilla natalensis.
Merwilla natalensis (Planchon) Speta is ranked as one of the most commonly sold medicinal plants at most of the informal medicinal plant markets found throughout South Africa. The increasing demand for medicinal plants ...