Screening of Zulu medicinal plants for angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.

  title={Screening of Zulu medicinal plants for angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.},
  author={A C Duncan and Anna K J{\"a}ger and Johannes van Staden},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={68 1-3},
Twenty plants used by traditional healers in South Africa for the treatment of high blood pressure were investigated for their anti-hypertensive properties, utilizing the angiotensin converting enzyme assay. A hit rate of 65% was achieved, with the highest inhibition (97%) obtained by Adenopodia spicata leaves. A further seven plants exhibited an inhibition greater than 70% and five more over 50%. The leaves of the plants showed the greatest levels of inhibition. There was little difference in… CONTINUE READING
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