Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) beyond the farm gate: From herbal tea to potential phytopharmaceutical

@article{Joubert2011RooibosL,
  title={Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) beyond the farm gate: From herbal tea to potential phytopharmaceutical},
  author={Elizabeth Joubert and Dalene de Beer},
  journal={South African Journal of Botany},
  year={2011},
  volume={77},
  pages={869-886}
}

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