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Holarrhena floribunda leaves as a potential source of bioactive anticancer compounds
(University of the Western Cape, 2014)
Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in developed and developing nations. It is estimated that 86% of new cases and 64% of death due to cancer are from Africa and 13.1 million deaths are estimated ...
Investigations on the effects of Typha capensis on male reproductive functions
(University of the Western Cape, 2016)
Introduction: Typha capensis, commonly referred to as bulrush also called "love reed'' growing in Southern Africa's wetlands, is one of South Africa indigenous medicinal plants that are traditionally used to treat male ...
The screening of phyto-pesticides for potential adverse effects on human health
(University of the Western Cape, 2010)
Pesticides are designed to control or eliminate pests such as insects, rodents, weeds, bacteria, and fungi. They are used at a global scale for agricultural produce. Although pesticides play a significant role in increasing ...
Typha capensis—An electron rich resource for the synthesis of phytochemical-encapsulated gold nanoparticles through green nanotechnology
(University of the Western Cape, 2020)
Typha capensis (T. capensis), commonly known as bulrush, is a medicinal plant found growing in the wetland areas of South Africa. In traditional medicine, rhizome decoctions of T. capensis are used to treat a wide variety ...