An investigation on the biological activity of Combretum species.

  title={An investigation on the biological activity of Combretum species.},
  author={Lyndy J McGaw and Th. Rabe and S G Sparg and Anna K J{\"a}ger and Jacobus Nicolaas Eloff and Johannes van Staden},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={75 1},
Leaf extracts of 20 Combretum species, many of which are used in southern African traditional medicine, were screened for anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, anti-bilharzia (antischistosomal) and DNA-damaging activity. Significant activity in more than one bioassay was exhibited by Combretum apiculatum, Combretum hereroense, Combretum molle and Combretum mossambicense. Ethyl acetate extracts were generally most active, followed by acetone and then water extracts. 

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