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The identification o f ‘Isicakathi’ and its medicinal use in Transkei

R. N. Bolofo, C. T. Johnson
Bothalia | Vol 18, No 1 | a995 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v18i1.995 | © 1988 R. N. Bolofo, C. T. Johnson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 October 1988 | Published: 23 October 1988

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R. N. Bolofo, Botany Department, University of Transkei, South Africa
C. T. Johnson, Botany Department, University of Western Cape, South Africa

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A study was undertaken in six districts of Transkei. The object of this research was to identify and review the state of knowledge of plants used in the medicine known as 'Isicakathi'. Present utlization of the plants is considered.


ethnobotany; Isicakathi; medicinal plants; Transkei


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