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Sutherlandia in the news:

- Business Day (RSA)
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- The Cape Argus (RSA)
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- The Daily Dispatch (RSA)
- Remarks by the chairman of
  The House of Traditional

Thesis: The influence of Sutherlandia frutescens on adrenalcytochrome P450 11ß-hydroxylase by Catherine Anne Sergeant


Published Literature on Sutherlandia

Literature Attesting to Historical Use

  • Anonymous. 1993. Krueierate van die Montagu Museum. Publication of the museum and board of trustees. (Translation of title : “Herbal Remedies of the Montagu Museum”)
  • van Wyk, B.-E., van Oudtshoorn, B. and Gericke, N. 1997. Medicinal Plants of South Africa. Briza, Pretoria.
  • van Wyk, B.-E. and Gericke, N. 2000. People’s Plants. A Guide to the Useful Plants of Southern Africa. Briza, Pretoria.
  • Rood, B. 1994. Uit die Veldapteek. Tafelberg, Cape Town. (Translation of title : “Out of the field-pharmacy”).
  • Von Koenen, E. 1996. Heil- Gift und Essbare Pflanzen in Namibia. Edition Namibia. Klaus Hess Verlag. (Translation of title : Medicinal, Poisonous and edible plants of Nambia).
  • Watt, J.M. and Breyer-Brandwijk, M.G. 1962 (2nd edition). The Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of Southern and Eastern Africa. E&S Livingstone Ltd., Edinburgh.
  • Pappe, L. 1857. Florae Capensis Medicae Prodromus. 2nd Edition. Brittain, Cape Town.
  • Smith, C.A. 1966. Common Names of South African Plants. Botanical Survey Memoir No. 35. Government Printer, Pretoria.
  • Roberts, M. 1990. Indigenous Healing Plants. Southern Book Publishers, Halfway House.

Literature : Chemistry and Pharmacology

  • Crooks, P.A. and Rosenthal, G.A. (Filed Dec 5, 1994) Use of L-canavanine as a chemotherapeutic agent for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. United States Patent 5,552,440.
  • Green. M.H. (Filed Jan 25, 1988) Method of treating viral infections with amino acid analogs. United States Patent 5,110,600.
  • Narayanan, et al. (1987) Pinitol - A New Anti-Diabetic compound From the Leaves of Bougainvillea Spectabilis. Current Science 56(3), 139-141.
  • Ostlund, R.E and Sherman, W.R (Filed March 4, 1996). Pinitol and derivatives thereof for the treatment of metabolic disorders. US Patent 5,8827,896.
  • Swaffar, D.S. et al. (August 1995) Combination therapy with 5-fluorouracil and L-canavanine: in-vitro and in-vivo studies. Anticancer Drugs, 6(4), 586-93.
Thesis: The influence of Sutherlandia frutescens on adrenalcytochrome P450 11ß-hydroxylase by Catherine Anne Sergeant



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