The ethnopharmacology and toxicology of Urginea sanguinea in the Pretoria area

G. N. Foukaridis*, E. Osuch, L. Mathibe, P. Tsipa

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Abstract

A water extract of the bulb of the plant Urginea sanguinea Schinz = (Urginea burkei Bak) (Liliaceae) is used by the black people mainly as a 'blood purifier'. Patients admitted at the Ga-Rankuwa Hospital with Urginea sanguinea poisoning had clinical symptoms effecting any of the following systems: GIT, urinary, CNS or the splanchnic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-79
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Ethnopharmacology
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1995

Keywords

  • Poisoning
  • Traditional medicines
  • Urginea sanguinea

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