An antimicrobial evaluation of plants used for the treatment of respiratory infections in rural Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

@article{York2012AnAE,
  title={An antimicrobial evaluation of plants used for the treatment of respiratory infections in rural Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.},
  author={Tony York and Sandy van Vuuren and Helene de Wet},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2012},
  volume={144 1},
  pages={118-27}
}
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Abundant availability of medicinal plants in the study area offers low cost health care, but scientific validation is needed in order to lend credibility to the traditional use against respiratory infections. AIM OF THE STUDY This study focussed on determining the antimicrobial efficacies of 30 plant species (independently and in various combinations) used for respiratory related infections in rural Maputaland. MATERIALS AND METHODS In vitro minimum inhibitory… CONTINUE READING