Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in the management of skin disorders among the Xhosa communities of the Amathole District, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

@article{Afolayan2014EthnobotanicalSO,
  title={Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in the management of skin disorders among the Xhosa communities of the Amathole District, Eastern Cape, South Africa.},
  author={Anthony Jide Afolayan and Donald Scott Grierson and Wilfred O Mbeng},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={153 1},
  pages={220-32}
}
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Skin diseases have been of major concern recently due to the association of skin opportunistic infections and HIV/AIDS, are usually the first sign of HIV infection and conversion to AIDS. More than 90% of HIV-infected individuals develop skin and mucosal complications at some stage during the disease. Although classical medicine is undoubtedly addressing these diseases, the people of the Eastern Cape, South Africa still depend, to a large extent on traditional… CONTINUE READING
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