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Table 1 Names, plant parts and Traditional usage of herbs investigated

From: Antibacterial activity of crude extracts of some South African medicinal plants against multidrug resistant etiological agents of diarrhoea

Plant Name Common name Plant part Traditional usage References
Acacia mearnsii De Wild.
Family: Leguminosae
Black Wattle
Bark Diarrhoea, dysentery, sore throat, coughs, children fever, tooth ache [35]
Aloe arborescens
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Aloe Leaves Vomiting, Skin ailments, diarrhoea, urinary complaints, rheumatism, tuberculosis [35, 62]
Aloe striata
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Aloe Leaves Treatment of constipation [63]
Cyathula uncinulata
(Schrad.) Schinz
Family: Amaranthaceae
NA Leaves Antidiarrhoea, philter or medicine for love [64]
Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt.
Family: Asparagaceae
Common Pineapple Flower Bulb Decoctions of bulb and roots for colic, flatulence [65]
Eucomis comosa (Houtt.) Wehrh.
Family: Asparagaceae
Pineapple lily Bulb Help teething in children and to treat rheumatism [66]
Hermbstaedtia odorata Wild
Family: Amaranthaceae
Rooi-aarbossie Leaves Cleansing stomach wash alone or with Acaccia xanthophloea and Cappa [35]
Hydnora africana
Family: Hydnoraceae
Warty Jackal Food,
Jakkalskos Kanip
Tuber Diarrhoea, plant dried ground raw for dysentery, amenorrhoea, swollen glands [66]
Hypoxis colchicifolia Baker. Family: Hypoxidaceae African potato Tuber Headaches, dizziness, mental disorders, to treat cancers, inflammation, HIV, diarrhoea [67, 68]
Pelargonium sidoides DC.
Family: Geraniaceae
Rose-scented Pelargonium Root Gonorrhoea, diarrhoea, dysentery, root decoction severe diarrhoea, stomach ailment in children [35]
Psidium guajava L.
Family: Myrtaceae
Guava Leaves Leaves used for diarrhoea,
Infusion of leaves for bloody diarrhoea, infusion as enema for severe diarrhoea
Schizocarphus nervosus (Burch.) van der Merwe
Family: Asparagaceae
White Scilla Corms Rheumatic fever, dysentery. All purpose herb. [69, 70]
  1. Key: NA not available