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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
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An updated review of Adansonia digitata: A commercially important African tree
Abstract Adansonia digitata L. (Malvaceae) is a majestic tree revered in Africa for its medicinal and nutritional value. The plant parts are used to treat various ailments such as diarrhoea, malariaExpand
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Antibacterial and antimycobacterial activities of South African Salvia species and isolated compounds from S. chamelaeagnea
Abstract Extracts of 16 South African Salvia species commonly used in traditional medicine to treat various microbial infections were investigated for in vitro antibacterial and antimycobacterialExpand
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The Essential Oil Composition and Chemotaxonomy of Salvia stenophylla and its Allies S. repens and S. runcinata
Abstract Salvia stenophylla Burch. ex Benth. (Lamiaceae) is a perennial aromatic herb, which is widespread in the high altitude areas of the central and eastern parts of South Africa. It is closelyExpand
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Chemical Composition, Leaf Trichome Types and Biological Activities of the Essential Oils of Four Related Salvia Species Indigenous to Southern Africa
Abstract The essential oils from fresh aerial parts of four Salvia species indigenous to southern Africa were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Quantitative rather thanExpand
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Inhibitory Effects of Extracts and Isolates from Kigelia africana Fruits against Pathogenic Bacteria and Yeasts
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth. (Bignoniaceae) is a reputed traditional remedy for various human ailments such as skin diseases, microbial infections, melanoma, stomach troubles, metabolic disorders,Expand
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Linalool – a Review of a Biologically Active Compound of Commercial Importance
Since the earliest times fragrant materials have been used in rituals. Today, a lucrative industry has developed to produce and deliver fragrances and aromatic chemicals with various applications inExpand
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Simultaneous quantification of anthrones and chromones in Aloe ferox (“Cape aloes”) using UHPLC–MS
Abstract Aloe ferox is an important medicinal plant indigenous to South Africa where it has primarily been used as a purgative and also to treat skin disorders. Modern day uses include; healthExpand
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Variation in essential oil composition of Leonotis leonurus, an important medicinal plant in South Africa
Abstract Leonotis leonurus widely used by traditional healers in southern Africa for treatment of various ailments, is well known for its reported psychoactive properties. The present study wasExpand
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Application of vibrational spectroscopy in the quality assessment of Buchu oil obtained from two commercially important Agathosma species (Rutaceae)
Abstract Quality assessment of natural raw materials and derived consumer products is often done using conventional analytical techniques such as liquid and gas chromatography which are expensive andExpand
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