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Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in the Maseru district of Lesotho.
- L. Seleteng Kose, A. Moteetee, S. V. van Vuuren
- Geography, Medicine
- Journal of ethnopharmacology
- 21 July 2015
The new records of medicinal plants used in traditional healing practices in Lesotho clearly show the need to document these practices, and the wealth of new knowledge gained with the current study reinforces the importance of extending the study to other parts of Lesothi. Expand
The medical ethnobotany of Lesotho: a review
Traditional healing in Lesotho is reviewed, focusing on four aspects: 1, cultural practices; 2, traditional health care practitioners; 3, dosage forms; 4, the materia medica . Cultural practices are… Expand
A phylogenetic study of Pimelea and Thecanthes (Thymelaeaceae): evidence from plastid and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequence data
It is concluded that Pimelea and Thecanthes form a strongly supported clade, with TheCanthes possibly included within PIMElea, although it is await further data before formally proposing a series of new taxonomic combinations. Expand
A review of the ethnobotany of the Basotho of Lesotho and the Free State Province of South Africa (South Sotho)
Abstract This review is a comprehensive compilation of the ethnobotany of the Basotho (residing both in Lesotho and the Free State Province of South Africa) in its entirety. It includes all the known… Expand
A REVIEW OF MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY THE BASOTHO FOR TREATMENT OF SKIN DISORDERS: THEIR PHYTOCHEMICAL, ANTIMICROBIAL, AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY POTENTIAL
Many of the plants used for treating skin afflictions by the Basotho people residing in Lesotho and the Free State Province of South Africa have been shown to have anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and phytochemical properties, which validates their traditional use. Expand
Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl) A. Gray. (Asteraceae: Heliantheae), an invasive plant of significant ethnopharmacological importance: A review
A review of the ethnomedicinal importance of T. diversifolia, as well as its proximate analysis, phytochemistry, biological activities, and potential toxicity provides a basis for future investigation such as isolation of bioactive components and mechanism of action of the bioactivities elicited by this plant. Expand
Medicinal plants used for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections in the Maseru District, Lesotho: Antimicrobial validation, phytochemical and cytotoxicity studies
The cytotoxicological evaluation of the plants revealed that only three plant species were cytot toxic in the brine shrimp lethality assay when both the organic and aqueous extracts were tested. Expand
Invasive alien plants occurring in Lesotho: Their ethnobotany, potential risks, distribution and origin
Background: Several recent studies have documented the ethnobotanical uses of plants used in Lesotho, in particular those used for medicinal purposes. However, these reports did not make a… Expand
A taxonomic study of Melolobium and related African genera of the tribe Genisteae (Fabaceae).
- A. Moteetee
- 21 April 2008
Medicinal plants used in Lesotho for treatment of reproductive and post reproductive problems.
To document the plants used by both male and female Basotho for the treatment of reproductive ailments, to explore their recorded biological and pharmacological effects as well as their toxicity, and to establish if these plants are used for similar purposes in other southern African cultures. Expand