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Eugenol—From the Remote Maluku Islands to the International Market Place: A Review of a Remarkable and Versatile Molecule
Eugenol is considered safe as a food additive but due to the wide range of different applications, extensive use and availability of clove oil, it is pertinent to discuss the general toxicity with special reference to contact dermatitis. Expand
The in vitro pharmacological activities and a chemical investigation of three South African Salvia species.
The results of the in vitro pharmacological activities provide a scientific basis to validate the use of these Salvia species in traditional medicine in South Africa. Expand
South African Salvia species: a review of biological activities and phytochemistry.
The review aims to collate recent research results on the phytochemistry and pharmacological properties of indigenous species of Salvia in South Africa as a first attempt to provide scientific support for past and present local traditional uses. Expand
African seed oils of commercial importance — Cosmetic applications
Seed oils have been used for centuries by rural communities as food, medicine, for cosmetic applications and as fuel. Recently there has been a renewed interest in these non-timber forest productsExpand
An updated review of Adansonia digitata: A commercially important African tree
This review summarises the botanical aspects, ethnobotany, phytochemistry, biological properties and most importantly the nutritional value and commercial importance of baobab products. Expand
Antioxidant, antiinflammatory activities and HPLC analysis of South African Salvia species
Abstract The antioxidant and antiinflammatory activities of the methanol:chloroform (1:1) extracts of 16 Salvia species indigenous to South Africa were evaluated. Antioxidant activity was measuredExpand
Menthol: a simple monoterpene with remarkable biological properties.
This review summarises the chemical and biological properties of menthol and highlights its cooling effects and toxicity. Expand
In vitro activity of eighteen essential oils and some major components against common postharvest fungal pathogens of fruit
Thyme oil proved to be the most effective inhibitor, totally inhibiting all of the pathogens tested at concentrations of 1000 μl/l and lower, with the exception of a resistant Penicillium strain. Expand
Antibacterial and antimycobacterial activities of South African Salvia species and isolated compounds from S. chamelaeagnea
The in vitro antibacterial and antimycobacterial activities may support the use of Salvia species in traditional medicine to treat microbial infections. Expand
Antimalarial and anticancer activities of selected South African Salvia species and isolated compounds from S. radula
The in vitro antimalarial and anticancer activities support the historic and present use of Salvia species in traditional medicine. Expand