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In vitro antiplasmodial activity of medicinal plants native to or naturalised in South Africa.
The increasing prevalence and distribution of malaria has been attributed to a number of factors, one of them being the emergence and spread of drug resistant parasites. Efforts are now beingExpand
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The chemistry and biological activity of the Hyacinthaceae.
The Hyacinthaceae (sensu APGII), with approximately 900 species in about 70 genera, can be divided into three main subfamilies, the Hyacinthoideae, the Urgineoideae and the Ornithogaloideae, with aExpand
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Hitting the right target: taxonomic challenges for, and of, plant invasions
Taxonomic resources are essential for the effective management of invasive plants because biosecurity strategies, legislation dealing with invasive species, quarantine, weed surveillance andExpand
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Red Listed medicinal plants of South Africa: Status, trends, and assessment challenges
Abstract In 2009, South Africa completed the IUCN Red List assessments of 20,456 indigenous vascular plant taxa. During that process, medicinal plant species (especially those sold in informal muthiExpand
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In vitro anti-plasmodial activity of Dicoma anomala subsp. gerrardii (Asteraceae): identification of its main active constituent, structure-activity relationship studies and gene expression profiling
BackgroundAnti-malarial drug resistance threatens to undermine efforts to eliminate this deadly disease. The resulting omnipresent requirement for drugs with novel modes of action prompted a nationalExpand
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Regression analyses of southern African ethnomedicinal plants: informing the targeted selection of bioprospecting and pharmacological screening subjects.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Regression analyses of local medicinal floras are considered potentially useful when prioritising candidate plant taxa for pharmacological/bioprospectingExpand
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Cembranolides from the stem bark of the southern African medicinal plant, Croton gratissimus (Euphorbiaceae).
The stem bark of Croton gratissimus (Euphorbiaceae) yielded four cembranolides, including the first reported example of a 2,12-cyclocembranolide,Expand
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A revised generic classification for Aloe (Xanthorrhoeaceae subfam. Asphodeloideae)
The predominantly southern African Xanthorrhoeaceae subfam. Asphodeloideae (Asphodelaceae subfam. Alooideae) has long been regarded as comprising seven so-called alooid genera (Aloe, Astroloba,Expand
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