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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
Ethnobotanical study of anthelmintic and other medicinal plants traditionally used in Loitoktok district of Kenya.
AIM OF THE STUDY The objective of the study was to investigate and document the utilization of medicinal (with emphasis on anthelmintic) plants by the people of Loitoktok district in Kenya for 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
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
Screening of some kenyan medicinal plants for antibacterial activity
Eleven medicinal plants used by traditional healers in Machakos and Kitui District were screened, namely: Ajuga remota Benth, Aloe secundiflora Engl, Amaranthus hybridus L, Cassia didymobotrya Fes,Expand
Anti-termite and antimicrobial properties of paint made from Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) Schum. oil extract
Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K. Schum. seed oil was used to make a surface coating with antifungal, antibacterial and anti-termite properties. The paint exhibited inhibitory activity againstExpand
In-vitro antihelmintic effects of two Kenyan plant extracts against Heamonchus contortus adult worms
This study was on evidence based information that Entada leptostachya Harms and Rapanea rhododendroides (Gil) Mez were used by the herbalists in Mbeere County, Kenya, for the treatment ofExpand
In vitro anti-diabetic activities and phytochemical analysis of bioactive fractions present in Meriandra dianthera , Aloe camperi and a Polyherb
This paper reports the in vitro anti-diabetic profile of certain medicinal plants traditionally used in Eritrea for the management of type 2 diabetes. The crude methanolic extracts and fractions ofExpand