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Antibacterial activities of medicinal plants used for the treatment of diarrhoea in Limpopo Province, South Africa.
The results obtained appeared to confirm the antibacterial potential of the plants investigated, and their usefulness in the treatment of diarrhoea. Expand
The potential of South African plants against Mycobacterium infections.
Much work remains to be done on the systematic assessment of anti-TB efficacy of local plants against pathogenic Mycobacterium species, both in vitro and in vivo. Expand
Antimicrobial activity of the crude extracts and compounds from Ficus chlamydocarpa and Ficus cordata (Moraceae).
Evidence is provided that the studied plants extract, as well as some of the isolated compounds might be potential sources of new antimicrobial drug. Expand
Are plants used for skin care in South Africa fully explored?
The present review discusses the ethnopharmacological values, pharmacological and toxicological evidence of 117 plant species grown in South Africa, which are used traditionally for skin care purposes and almost 35 out of the 117 species are totally unexplored in the area of skin care. Expand
Plant species used in the treatment of diabetes by South African traditional healers: An inventory
Information is summarized on some of the plant species used by traditional healers for the treatment of diabetes in South Africa, of which 14 are currently being investigated for their hypoglycemic activity by various scientists at the University of Pretoria. Expand
Antibacterial, antifungal and antitubercular activity of (the roots of) Pelargonium reniforme (CURT) and Pelargonium sidoides (DC) (Geraniaceae) root extracts
Acetone, chloroform and ethanol extracts of P. reniforme showed activity against M. tuberculosis exhibiting a minimum inhibitory concentration of 5 × 10 3 mg/L. Expand
In vitro inhibition of drug-resistant and drug-sensitive strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by ethnobotanically selected South African plants.
  • N. Lall, J. Meyer
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of ethnopharmacology
  • 1 September 1999
Twenty South African medicinal plants used to treat pulmonary diseases were screened for activity against drug-resistant and drug-sensitive strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and acetone as well as water plant extracts inhibited the growth of M. tuberculosis. Expand
Hypoglycaemic activity of four plant extracts traditionally used in South Africa for diabetes.
Screening of plant extracts scientifically validated traditional use of Euclea undulata for treatment of diabetes and revealed that acetone extracts of Schkuhria pinnata and Elaeodendron transvaalense are toxic and raise concern for chronic use. Expand
Anticancer Activity of Certain Herbs and Spices on the Cervical Epithelial Carcinoma (HeLa) Cell Line
Cytotoxicity was measured using XTT (Sodium 3′-[1-(phenyl amino-carbonyl)-3,4-tetrazolium]-bis-[4-methoxy-6-nitro] benzene sulfonic acid hydrate) colorimetric assay and exhibited pronounced effects on the HeLa cell line. Expand
Antimicrobial activity of medicinal plants against oral microorganisms.
Gram negative bacteria were found to be more resistant to the plant extracts than Gram positive bacteria, except for Euclea natalensis which inhibited all three Gram negative bacteria tested in this study. Expand