Therapeutic uses of Aloe L. (Asphodelaceae) in southern Africa.

  title={Therapeutic uses of Aloe L. (Asphodelaceae) in southern Africa.},
  author={Olwen Megan Grace and Monique S. J. Simmonds and Gideon F. Smith and Abraham E. van Wyk},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={119 3},
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The African-Arabian succulent genus Aloe L. (Aloaceae/Asphodelaceae) is represented by approximately 120 infrageneric taxa in southern Africa, including A. ferox Mill., a species long used in commercial natural products. AIMS OF THE STUDY To assess the documented ethnobotanical knowledge and biocultural value of utility in the genus in southern Africa. MATERIALS AND METHODS A survey of over 350 multidisciplinary publications was undertaken. RESULTS Local… CONTINUE READING
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