Rhamnus prinoides – A Basotho Medicinal Plant with Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Potential

Rhamnus prinoides finds therapeutic applications in traditional medicine in Southern Africa, which include treating pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), pneumonia, gonorrhoea, muscular rheumatism, cleaning the blood, bladder and kidneys. Hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and methanolic extracts from leaves and stem-bark of R. prinoides have been evaluated for their antioxidant activity by 1,1diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging assay. The…
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