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Traditional medicines among the Embu and Mbeere peoples of Kenya.
Ethnobotanical information and traditional medicines were investigated and documented in Embu and Mbeere districts, Eastern Province of Kenya. Oral interviews were obtained from over 100 herbalists,Expand
Antimicrobial activities of skincare preparations from plant extracts.
In this study, Tithonia diversifolia Helms. (A Gray), Aloe secundiflora (Miller) and Azadirachta indica (A. Juss) plant extracts were used to make herbal soaps while Thevetia peruviana (Schum) seedExpand
Antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants used by herbalists in Eastern province, Kenya.
The aqueous extracts from medicinal plants commonly used by herbalists in Mbeere, and Embu districts of Eastern province, Kenya, were tested for their inhibitory activity against three selectedExpand
Direct detection of triterpenoid saponins in medicinal plants.
Direct detection of saponins in medicinal plants using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy is reported in this paper. Crude dry plant powders were mixed with potassium bromide (KBr) powderExpand
Anti-termite and antimicrobial properties of paint made from Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) Schum. oil extract
Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K. Schum. seed oil was used to make a surface coating with antifungal, antibacterial and anti-termite properties. The paint exhibited inhibitory activity againstExpand
Contact toxicity of some fixed plant oils and stabilized natural pyrethrum extracts against adult maize weevils (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky).
The contact toxicity of some selected fixed plant oils and stabilized natural pyrethrum (Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium) blends against adult maize weevils (Sitophilus zeamais) were investigated.Expand
Effect of extracts from selected Kenyan plants on traits of metabolic syndrom in Wistar rats fed a high-fat high fructose diet
Purpose: To examine the potential of extracts from selected herbs used in African traditional medicine in diabetes patients, and to determine their effect on traits of metabolic syndrome in rats fedExpand
Garlic (Allium sativum) is known for its medicinal and health food use. However, garlic extracts are also used in bio-pesticides. This study reports research on the optimisation of a fast and cheapExpand