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Biological activities and distribution of plant saponins.
Plant saponins are widely distributed amongst plants and have a wide range of biological properties. The more recent investigations and findings into their biological activities were summarized.Expand
Assessing African medicinal plants for efficacy and safety: pharmacological screening and toxicology.
This paper reviews progress in establishing the scientific rationale for and safety of traditional medicine use in Africa. Selected plants were screened for antibacterial, antifungal, anthelmintic,Expand
Preliminary screening of some traditional zulu medicinal plants for anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activities.
Aqueous and methanolic extracts from different parts of nine traditional Zulu medicinal plants, of the Vitaceae from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa were evaluated for therapeutic potential asExpand
Zulu medicinal plants with antibacterial activity.
Aqueous, methanolic and ethyl acetate extracts of 14 plants used in traditional Zulu medicine for treatment of ailments of an infectious nature were screened for antibacterial activity. Most of theExpand
Screening of traditionally used South African plants for antifungal activity against Candida albicans.
Twenty-four South African medicinal plants were screened against Candida albicans standard strain ATCC 10231 and two clinical isolates from a 5-month-old baby and an adult, in an attempt to find aExpand
Screening of Zulu medicinal plants for prostaglandin-synthesis inhibitors.
Aqueous and ethanolic extracts of 39 plants used in traditional Zulu medicine to treat headache or inflammatory diseases were screened for prostaglandin-synthesis inhibitors. Extracts were tested inExpand
Antibacterial, anthelmintic and anti-amoebic activity in South African medicinal plants.
Hexane, ethanol and water extracts of plants used by South African traditional healers for treating stomach ailments were screened for antibacterial, anthelmintic and anti-amoebic activities. ToExpand
Plant part substitution--a way to conserve endangered medicinal plants?
Population growth, urbanization and the unrestricted collection of medicinal plants from the wild is resulting in an over-exploitation of natural resources in southern Africa. Therefore, theExpand
Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-cholinesterase and mutagenic effects of extracts obtained from some trees used in South African traditional medicine.
Extracts obtained from 10 trees used in South African traditional medicine were screened for antibacterial, anti-inflammatory (COX-1 and COX-2) and anti-cholinesterase activities and investigated forExpand
The in vitro pharmacological activities and a chemical investigation of three South African Salvia species.
Salvia species (sage) are well known in folk medicine throughout the world. In South Africa sage is used against fever and digestive disorders. Three closely related South African species (SalviaExpand