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Medicinal Plant Use - BOT4801

Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
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Purpose: To identify common South African medicinal plants; analyse the different parts of plants used in traditional medicine; medicinal uses; major chemical constituents and rationale for their uses; explain the importance of conservation of medicinal plants. Analyse the storage of plant parts; apply chromatographic techniques to identify main chemical compounds found in medicinal plants.