Show simple item record Semenya, S. S Maroyi, A 2019-11-19T09:25:31Z 2019-11-19T09:25:31Z 2018
dc.identifier.issn 1741-427X
dc.identifier.issn 1741-4288
dc.description Article published in the Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2018, Article ID 2183705, 33 pages en_US
dc.description.abstract To the best of our knowledge there are presently no ethnobotanical surveys focusing on the utilisation of herbal remedies for asthma in South Africa. The present study is therefore an attempt to fill this gap in knowledge. A total of 140 Bapedi traditional healers (THs) practicing in the Capricorn, Sekhukhune, and Waterberg districts of the Limpopo Province (South Africa) were queried using semistructured questionnaires, supplemented by field observations during face-to-face interview. A total of 104 medicinal plant species (92 indigenous and 12 exotics) belonging to 92 genera, distributed across 54 botanical families, mostly the Asteraceae and Fabaceae (18.5%, for each) as well as Malvaceae (12.9%), were used as antiasthmatics and related symptoms by these THs. Most of the plants were trees and herbs (37.5%, for each), with root (57%), leaf (15.8%), and bark (7.5%), respectively, being the saliently used parts for preparation of remedies. Clerodendrum ternatum , Cryptocarya transvaalensis , Lasiosiphon caffer , Enicostema axillare , Mimusops obovata , Sclerocarya birrea , and Stylochaeton natalensis were widely used and valued by all THs across the surveyed districts. Furthermore, these taxa also scored both the highest use value and fidelity level indexes as asthma therapies. Overall, the larger number of species documented in the present study is recorded for the first time in literature as asthma and/or related symptoms remedies. Our study finding generally contributes towards an establishment of South African database of herbal therapies used traditionally against these conditions. en_US
dc.format.extent 34 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine en_US
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dc.subject Plants en_US
dc.subject Bapedi Traditional Healers en_US
dc.subject Asthma en_US
dc.subject Limpopo Provinc en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Medicinal plants--Biotechnology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Herbalists en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asthma--Alternative treatment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pedi (African People) en_US
dc.title Plants Used by Bapedi Traditional Healers to Treat Asthma and Related Symptoms in Limpopo Province, South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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