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Table 6 Types of cancer treated by the different traditional medicinal plants

From: A survey of ethnomedicinal plants used to treat cancer by traditional medicine practitioners in Zimbabwe

Type of cancer Plants used Percentage
Skin S.araliacea, K.africana, H.trifoliata, S.incanum,
P.maprouneifolia, P.persica, L.rugosa, B.floribunda
44.4
All cancers
H.sabdariffa,
C.sativa, P.maprouneifolia, S.frutescens,
S.araliacea, D.erecta, M.oleifera, X.caffra
44.4
Blood S.araliacea, H.hemerocallidea, B.africana, L.rugosa,
H.trifoliata, K.africana, S.incanum
38.9
Breast S. araliacea, B.floribunda, S.incanum, K.africana,
H.trifoliata, P.maprouneifolia
33.3
Prostate H.trifoliata, B.africana, A.africanus, B.floribunda,
K.africana
27.8
Colon R.communis, B.floribunda, B.africana 16.7
Eye P.maprouneifolia 5.6
Lung H.trifoliata 5.6