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Table 7 Plant material preparation/administration for medicinal purposes

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

Scientific name Plant part utilised Preparation
Asparagus africanus roots, leaves decoction, infusion
Bulbinella floribunda roots, leaves infusion, leaf sap applied topically.
Burkea africana stem bark, roots decoction
Cannabis sativa whole plant infusion, decoction, smoked, chewed, put in tea.
Duranta erecta leaves, roots, fruits, bark pulverised powder put in water and supernatant extract orally administered.
Heteromorpha trifoliata leaves, bark roots infusion, decoction
Hibiscus sabdariffa calyces, leaves fresh leaves chewed, infusion
Hypoxis hemerocallidea corms powder put in porridge, infusion.
Kigelia africana fruits, roots, leaves, bark decoction, infusion, extract applied onto the body as a wash, powder put in porridge.
Lantana rugosa roots, leaves decoction.
Moringa oleifera roots, leaves, seeds infusion, decoction, applied onto affected area, powder put in porridge
Prunus persica stem bark, leaves, seeds decoction, infusion
Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia leaves infusion instilled into affectedeyes, decoction
Ricinus communis leaves, roots, bark decoction
Solanum incanum leaves, fruits, roots fruit macerate applied onto affected area, infusion, tincture
Steganotaenia araliacea stem bark, roots, leaves decoction, infusion, tincture
Sutherlandia frutescens shoots infusion
Ximenia caffra fruits, roots, seeds infusion, decoction, chewed.