THREATENED MEDICINAL PLANTS OF SOUTH AFRICA: CASE OF THE FAMILY HYACINTHACEAE

@article{Xego2016THREATENEDMP,
  title={THREATENED MEDICINAL PLANTS OF SOUTH AFRICA: CASE OF THE FAMILY HYACINTHACEAE},
  author={Sibusiso Xego and Learnmore Kambizi and F. Nchu},
  journal={African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines},
  year={2016}
}
  • S. XegoL. KambiziF. Nchu
  • Published 15 March 2016
  • Medicine
  • African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
Background: Traditional medicine plays a major role in the primary health care of many people living in rural areas. South Africa is a home to over 30,000 species of higher plants and 3,000 of these species have been found to be used in traditional medicine across the country. South African medicinal plants are decreasing at an alarming rate as a result of over exploitation. Today many medicinal plants face extinction but detailed information is lacking. The purpose of this paper was to… 

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