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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
High levels of n−3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in Euphausia pacifica and its role as a source of docosahexaenoic and icosapentaenoic acids for higher trophic levels
Abstract In Euphausia pacifica specimens, phospholipids (PL, 44.1–81.2%) such as phosphatidylethanolamine (PE, mean±standard error, 26.1±2.1%) and phosphatidylcholine (PC, 29.0±2.3%) were found to beExpand
Anti-parasitic activity and cytotoxicity of selected medicinal plants from Kenya.
Indigenous rural communities in the tropics manage parasitic diseases, like malaria and leishmaniasis, using herbal drugs. The efficacy, dosage, safety and active principles of most of the herbalExpand
DISTRIBUTION OF HEAVY METALS IN VARIOUS LAKE MATRICES; WATER, SOIL, FISH AND SEDIMENTS: A CASE STUDY OF THE LAKE NAIVASHA BASIN, KENYA
Water, sediments, soil and fish, common carp (Cuprinus carpio), largemouth blackbass (Micropterus salmoides), tilapia (Oreochromis leucostictus) and mirror carp (Cyprinus spectacularlus) from theExpand
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
High docosahexaenoic acid levels in both neutral and polar lipids of a highly migratory fish: Thunnus tonggol (Bleeker)
The lipid and FA compositions of various organs (light muscle, dark muscle, liver, pyloric cecum, and the orbital region) and of the stomach contents of a highly migratory fish species ThunnusExpand
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
Profile of Trace Elements in Selected Medicinal Plants Used for the Treatment of Diabetes in Eritrea
This study was designed to investigate the profile of certain trace elements having therapeutic properties related to diabetes mellitus. The investigated plants were Aloe camperi, MeriandraExpand
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
Antiprotozoal activity and cytotoxicity of metabolites from leaves of Teclea trichocarpa
Chromatographic separation of the leaves of Teclea trichocarpa (Engl.) Engl. (Rutaceae) used traditionally by Akamba tribe in Kenya yielded three acridone alkaloids, a furoquinoline alkaloid and twoExpand
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