Medicinal plant images

Pharmacognosy Communications,2013,3,3,63.
Published:August 2013
Type:Medicinal plant images


Plumbago auriculata is a Southern African shrub which grows up to 2 metres in height. This plant was used by in a variety of ethnobotanical systems in Southern Africa and is common known as syselbos (Afrikaans), umabophe (Xhosa) and utshilitshili (Zulu). The dried and powdered leaves and roots were inhaled to treat headaches.[1] The plant was also used for the removal of warts and for treating fractures.[1] Phytochemical studies have identified the naphthoquinone as a major component which may be responsible. Read more…

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