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Viljoen, Alvaro M.

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Date: 2016-05-01
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:1734
Description: Recently there has been a renewed impetus in the search for novel ingredients to be used in the cosmetic industry and Baobab (Adansonia digitata L., Malvaceae) seed oil has received high interest. In ... More
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Date: 2015/10/25
Subject: Cosmetic | Efficacy
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:2967
Description: Ethnopharmacological relevance: Sclerocarya birrea (A.Rich.) Hochst (Marula) nut oil is a popular in-gredient in cosmetics such as skin lotions, lipsticks and foundations. The demand for this African ... More
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Date: 2015-08-19
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:1725
Description: Gingerols are the major pungent compounds present in the rhizomes of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) and are renowned for their contribution to human health and nutrition. Medicinal properties of ... More
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Date: 2015/08/15
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:2966
Description: Ethnopharmacological relevance: Leonotis leonurus, locally commonly known as “wilde dagga” (wild cannabis), is traditionally used as a decoction, both topically and orally, in the treatment of a wide ... More
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Date: 2015/04/24
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:4963
Description: Aloe ferox is an important medicinal plant indigenous to South Africa where it has primarily been used as a purgative and also to treat skin disorders. Modern day uses include; health (tonic) drinks, ... More
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Date: 2015/02/07
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:2965
Description: Ethnopharmacological relevance: The genus Warburgia (Canellaceae) is represented by several medicinal trees found exclusively on the African continent. Traditionally, extracts and products produced fr ... More
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Date: 2014/12/10
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:2985
Description: Butein (20,3,4,40-tetrahydroxychalcone), a simple chalcone derivative, occurs in many unrelated genera including Butea Dahlia, Coreopsis and Searsia. It is a reputed food additive and a common ingredi ... More
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Date: 2014/09/02
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:4997
Description: The well-known anti-infective properties of propolis are determined by its chemical composition, which in turn is influenced by geographical factors and reflects the botanical diversity in the vicinit ... More
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Date: 2014/07/05
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:4964
Description: One of the most crucial factors determining the safety and efficacy of any herbal medicine or natural product-based formulation is the quality of the raw material. The absence of readily available bio ... More
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Date: 2013/04/13
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:4996
Description: It is well known that Cymbopogon (lemon grass) essential oil exhibits antimicrobial activity while the efficacy of silver ions as a disinfectant is equally well reported.Hypothesis: The antimicrobial ... More
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Date: 2010/08/17
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:4642
Description: The only available ethnobotanical information on Pteronia incana has been recorded by the Montagu Museum in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It was reported that the plant is used to treat i ... More
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Date: 2010/08/10
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:4641
Description: The pharmacological properties of essential oils have been widely studied. However the interaction and contribution of the individual constituents assayed singularly and in combination remains relativ ... More
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Date: 2010/07/14
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:4639
Description: Artemisia afra is one of the most widely used medicinal plants in African traditional medicine and is commonly administered in polyherbal combinations to treat respiratory infections. Focussing on pla ... More
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Date: 2010/06/03
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:4638
Description: Trees from the genus Boswellia (Burseraceae) are traditionally used as a medicine, a fumigant, in various cosmetic formulations and in aromatherapy in several countries around the world. This plant pr ... More
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Date: 2010/05/14
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:4637
Description: Geraniol is a commercially important terpene alcohol occurring in the essential oils of several aromatic plants. It is one of the most important molecules in the flavour and fragrance industries and i ... More
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