Sebua Silas Semenya

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BACKGROUND Bapedi traditional healers play a vital role in the primary health care of rural inhabitants in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. However, literature profiling their social and demographic variables, as well as their traditional healing practices is lacking. METHODS Convenience sampling were used to identify and select two traditional healers(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Bapedi phytomedicine employ a range of plant species to treat diabetes mellitus (DM). Existing literature partially support the use of certain species for this purpose. AIM OF THE STUDY To report on Bapedi medicinal plants employed to treat DM. MATERIALS AND METHODS A semi-structured questionnaire was employed to conduct a(More)
BACKGROUND The ethnic usage of exotics and indigenous problem plants is a highly debated topic, as legislative requirements over-shadow their potential medicinal value, particularly to treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Limited information exists regarding their medicinal value among the Bapedi. OBJECTIVES To ascertain the importance of exotics(More)
The present study was aimed at documenting medicinal plants used for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) by the Bapedi traditional healers in three districts of the Limpopo Province, South Africa. Fifty two traditional healers from 17 municipalities covering Capricorn, Sekhukhune and Waterberg districts were interviewed between January and July 2011. Twenty(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Most exotic plants are usually labelled as alien invasives and targeted for eradication. However, some of these exotic plants play an important role in the traditional primary healthcare sector of the Bapedi culture in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The medicinal uses of most of these species have neither been(More)
BACKGROUND The global burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is a major concern to the World Health Organization (WHO). OBJECTIVE To document STIs treated by Bapedi traditional healers and their methods of diagnoses in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. METHODS A semi-structured questionnaire with closed and open-ended questions was used to(More)
BACKGROUND Most rural people in the Limpopo Province depend on plant resources to meet their livelihood needs. However, there is insufficient recorded information regarding their use and management. The current study therefore was carried out in selected villages of the Limpopo Province, to close this knowledge gap. METHODS Information was collected from(More)
BACKGROUND Plants used for medicinal purposes are very common feature in Bapedi traditional healer's home-gardens, but information about their diversity and application is not available. MATERIALS AND METHODS To investigate medicinal plants found in Bapedi healer's home-gardens, 51 traditional health practitioners were interviewed using a semi-structured(More)
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