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Antimicrobial properties and phenolic contents of medicinal plants used by the Venda people for conditions related to venereal diseases.
The presented results offer supporting evidence for effective use of selected plant extracts and more in vitro confirmatory tests using other assays and/or in vivo tests are required to support the safe usage of these plants.
Phenolic composition of Flacourtia indica, Opuntia megacantha and Sclerocarya birrea
The phenolic acid composition of the peel and pulp of the fruits of Flacourtia indica (Burm. f.) Merr., Opuntia megacantha (L.) Mill and Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst., from Zimbabwe, were
Anti-inflammatory, anticholinesterase, antioxidant and phytochemical properties of medicinal plants used for pain-related ailments in South Africa.
The results obtained in this study validate the use of the investigated medicinal plants in South African traditional medicine for pain-related ailments.
Anti-inflammatory and phytochemical properties of twelve medicinal plants used for treating gastro-intestinal ailments in South Africa.
The results support the use of the investigated plant in treating pain and cramp related to gastro-intestinal tract infections and to some extent, the observed anti-inflammatory activity could be attributed to the various plant secondary metabolites detected in the plant materials.
Natural Antioxidants: Fascinating or Mythical Biomolecules?
A critical evaluation of some common in vitro antioxidant capacity methods is provided and a discussion on the role and controversies surrounding non-enzymatic biomolecules, in particular phenolic compounds and non-phenolic compounds, in oxidative processes are discussed in an attempt of stemming the tidal wave that is threatening to swamp the concept of natural antioxidants.
In vitro pharmacological evaluation and phenolic content of ten South African medicinal plants used as anthelmintics
Because of the increased susceptibility of a host to microbial infections and other inflammatory responses associated with helminth infections, the antimicrobial and cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitory activities of the plants were also investigated.
Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and mutagenic investigation of the South African tree aloe (Aloe barberae).
Activity observed in the bark, leaves and roots of Aloe barberae validates its use in commercial herbal products, ethnobotany and ethnoveterinary medicine by South African communities and small scale farmers to treat various conditions.
Phenolic composition, antioxidant and acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activities of Sclerocarya birrea and Harpephyllum caffrum (Anacardiaceae) extracts
Abstract Total phenolic content, proanthocyanidins, gallotannins, flavonoids, and antioxidant activities of Sclerocarya birrea and Harpephyllum caffrum methanolic extracts were evaluated using in
Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Phytochemical Variations in Thirteen Moringa oleifera Lam. Cultivars
Variation in the antioxidant activity was observed, with TOT4951 from Thailand being the most active, with activity five times higher than that of ascorbic acid (reference compound).