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Plant-based antimicrobial studies--methods and approaches to study the interaction between natural products.
The therapeutic value of synergistic interactions has been known since antiquity, and many different cultural healing systems still rely on this principle in the belief that combination therapy mayExpand
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
An antimicrobial investigation of plants used traditionally in southern Africa to treat sexually transmitted infections.
AIM OF THE STUDY Eighteen plants were assessed for antimicrobial activity against pathogens associated with prevalent urogenital/sexually transmitted infections. Plant selection was based onExpand
The composition, geographical variation and antimicrobial activity of Lippia javanica (Verbenaceae) leaf essential oils.
Lippia javanica is widely distributed throughout South Africa where it is used extensively in traditional herbal preparations. An infusion of the leaves is commonly used as a decongestant for coldsExpand
The in vitro biological activity of selected South African Commiphora species.
Ten South African Commiphora (Burseraceae) species were investigated to validate their use in traditional healing rites. The leaf and stem extracts of each species were analysed for the anti-oxidantExpand
The antimicrobial activity of four commercial essential oils in combination with conventional antimicrobials
Aims:  Due to the emergence of multi‐drug resistance, alternatives to conventional antimicrobial therapy are needed. This study aims to investigate the in vitro pharmacological interactions betweenExpand
In vitro biological activity and essential oil composition of four indigenous South African Helichrysum species.
Helichrysum species are used widely to treat various medical conditions. In this study, the anti-microbial, anti-oxidant (DPPH assay) and anti-inflammatory activity (5-lipoxygenase assay) ofExpand
Plants used for treating respiratory infections in rural Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Traditional remedies are frequently used in treating various respiratory ailments, and are very important in the primary health care of the people living in ruralExpand
Antimicrobial activity of southern African medicinal plants with dermatological relevance: From an ethnopharmacological screening approach, to combination studies and the isolation of a bioactive
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Ethnobotanical reports on more than 100 southern African medicinal plants with dermatological relevance have been highlighted, yet there is still limited scientificExpand
Medicinal plants used for the treatment of diarrhoea in northern Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.
AIM OF THE STUDY To document the ethnobotanical knowledge on antidiarrhoeal plant use by lay people in a rural community in northern Maputaland. MATERIALS AND METHODS Interviews were conductedExpand