Roumiana Vassileva Nikolova

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The ethnobotanical survey conducted in this study showed that 21 plant species belonging to 14 families are used in traditional medical practice in Limpopo Province, South Africa, for the treatment of diarrhoea. Methanol, ethanol, acetone and hot water extract from different plant parts (leaves, roots, bark and stem rhizome), of several of these plants(More)
Spirostachys africana Sond. stem bark is used traditionally for the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery in Limpopo Province of South Africa. Bioassay-guided fractionation of ethanolic extract from bark of Spirostachys africana led to the isolation of four known compounds, two triterpenoids, compound 1 [d-Friedoolean-14-en-oic acid (3-acetyl aleuritolic(More)
Acacia trees form the third largest woody plant family in southern Africa and are an important ecological component of the bushveld vegetation that is prevalent in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The purpose of the study was to determine types and amounts of tannins and also to evaluate the nutritive value of tree foliages, Acacia karroo, Acacia(More)
Melanin is the pigment that is responsible for the colour of eyes, hair, and skin in humans. Tyrosinase is known to be the key enzyme in melanin biosynthesis. Overactivity of this enzyme leads to dermatological disorders such as age spots, melanoma and sites of actinic damage. Ten plants belonging to four families (Asphodelaceae, Anacardiaceae, Oleaceae,(More)
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