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Assessment techniques of antimicrobial properties of natural compounds of plant origin: current methods and future trends
Medicinal plants have recently received the attention of the pharmaceutical and scientific communities and various publications have documented the therapeutic value of natural compounds in a bid to… Expand
Bioactive sesquiterpene lactones from the leaves of Vernonia amygdalina.
Phytochemical analysis of the leaves of Vernonia amygdalina yielded two known sesquiterpene lactones: vernolide and vernodalol. The two compounds were tested by agar dilution method against 10… Expand
Antibacterial and antioxidant properties of the methanol extracts of the leaves and stems of Calpurnia aurea
- A. Adedapo, F. Jimoh, S. Koduru, A. Afolayan, P. Masika
- Chemistry, Medicine
- BMC complementary and alternative medicine
- 20 September 2008
BackgroundIn South Africa, Calpurnia aurea (Ait.) Benth is used to destroy lice and to relieve itches, to destroy maggots and to treat allergic rashes, particularly those caused by caterpillars.… Expand
An ethnobotanical study of plants used for the treatment of diabetes in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Diabetes mellitus is one of the commonest diseases affecting the citizens of both developed and poor countries. In South Africa, the number of people suffering from diabetes is believed to be rising… Expand
Comparative evaluation of the antibacterial activities of the essential oils of Rosmarinus officinalis L. obtained by hydrodistillation and solvent free microwave extraction methods.
Abstract Rosmarinus officinalis L. is a perennial herb that belongs to the Lamiaceae family. It is used as a food flavouring agent, and well known medicinally for its powerful antimutagenic,… Expand
In-vitro and -vivo antioxidant activities of aqueous extract of Strychnos henningsii Gilg.
Strychnos henningsii Gilg is used traditionally for the treatment of various ailments in southern Africa traditional medicine. The antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity of aqueous extract… Expand
The antimicrobial activity of 3,5,7-trihydroxyflavone isolated from the shoots of Helichrysum aureonitens.
Extracts from Helichrysum aureonitens are used topically by the indigenous people of South Africa against infections. The antimicrobial activity-guided fractionation by bioautography of the acetone… Expand
An ethnobotanical study of plants used for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (njovhera) in Guruve District, Zimbabwe.
The use of medicinal plants in Guruve District, Zimbabwe, contributes significantly to primary health care of the people of the area. This paper presents findings of a survey of plants used for the… Expand
Nutritional quality of some wild leafy vegetables in South Africa
Wild vegetables play an important role in the diet of inhabitants of different parts of the world. Among the wild vegetables of South Africa are Chenopodium album, Sonchus asper, Solanumnigrum and… Expand
The effect of Aloe ferox Mill. in the treatment of loperamide-induced constipation in Wistar rats
BackgroundConstipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint all over the world and it is a risk factor of colorectal cancer. In this study, the efficacy of aqueous leaf extract of Aloeferox… Expand