The utilisation of X. retinervis [48] and Z. mucronata [49] by Bapedi THs in the treatment of asthma was previously highlighted by the mentioned authors amongst the unspecified South African ethnic groups. Treatment with HtE prevented inflammatory cell migration, especially eosinophils, in a dose‐dependent manner. Pounded and extract is taken orally with warm water. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. The FL as described by Al-Quran [31] were used to determine the uniformity of plant utilisation amongst the questioned THs. These species are also traditionally utilised as medicine to treat different human diseases in South Africa and other African countries. Few (n=2) of Bapedi THs who use A. sativum in the present study harvest it from home gardens. Its restricted uses for tight chest to Bapedi THs across Africa might somewhat be attributed to the fact that it is a legally declared drug; thus any person who is found in its possession without a permit is prosecuted. For instance, its extract exhibited both anti-inflammatory and antiasthmatic activities [38]. Of these taxa only use of H. hemerocallidea for asthma [63] and fatigue [64], as well as P. africanum for the latter condition [65], was previously reported in ethnobotanical literature. Thrice a day. Steam is inhaled (nasally) under blanket. Dosage strength of herbal remedy recorded in this study was also determined (Table 1). It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. The remainder (12%, n=3) of the species, namely, E. autumnalis (fatigue, nasal congestion), E. pallidiflora (fatigue, nasal congestion, and wheeze), and W. somnifera (fatigue and laboured breathing) were multiused. Younger et al., “Asthma and allergies in Jamaican children aged 2–17, K. C. L. Carlsen, G. Haland, C. S. Devulapalli et al., “Asthma in every fifth child in Oslo, Norway: A 10-year follow up of a birth cohort study,”, S. Nafti, S. Taright, M. El Ftouh et al., “Prevalence of asthma in North Africa: the Asthma Insights and Reality in the Maghreb (AIRMAG) study,”, J. In view of this and the fact that asthma is a chronic disorder requiring a readily available medicine for its management, most THs in this study might have less preferred and considered A. amatymbica therapies as unsustainable. Mint Chewed (orally) as raw and juice is swallowed. Steam is inhaled (nasally) under blanket. Similarly, application of C. gratissimus for asthma as noted in the present study was previously highlighted by Morobe et al. Extract is taken orally. Thrice a day, Boiled for 5–6 minutes. Its symptoms include amongst others intermittent attacks of wheeze, cough, breathlessness with variable airway obstruction, chest tightness, and cough that occurs more at night and or early in the morning [2]. Thrice a day. Title:Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Asthma: A Traditional Persian Medicine Perspective VOLUME: 23 ISSUE: 11 Author(s):Behjat Javadi, Amirhossein Sahebkar and Seyed Ahmad Emami* … For instance, Nigerian THs also use E. camaldulensis [53], M. indica [54], and S. longepedunculata [55] to treat asthma. Supplements?, that compared the seven-fruit-and-vegetables-a-day diet to the three-fruit-and … Asthma impact is also prevalent in South Africa. Preparation times of these parts via maceration technique by Bapedi THs took from three to 24 hours (depending on an individual healer), which could explain its limited preference in this study. Healers who utilised this recipe disclosed that it enhances the effectiveness of medicine, which could be due to synergistic effects of several plant compounds that are active singly. Utilisation of both species for wheezing is currently restricted to the Bapedi THs. Use of single therapies by Bapedi THs might also be due to simplifying the preparation and because of the nature of asthma. Some of the aforementioned taxa, notably E. camaldulensis, M. indica, O. ficus-indica, P. granatum, and Z. mays, are exotic in South Africa, thus suggesting two things: (i) that the original knowledge of their application for asthma by Bapedi was obtained via interactions with outside THs and/or (ii) was given by ancestors via dreams. Only 24.8% (n=38) of the herbal preparations used by interviewed Bapedi THs were multitherapies (Table 1). – Antitussive plants, that decrease coughing – Antispasmodic plants… Spider Plant. B. Cunningham, T. S. A. Thring and F. M. Weitz, “Medicinal plant use in the Bredasdorp/Elim region of the Southern Overberg in the Western Cape Province of South Africa,”, J. J. J. [76] in South Africa. Limited use of this species amongst indigenous people of South Africa might be due to the fact that it is mostly found in the markets. Overall all taxa recorded in this study are known medicinal plants in South Africa and thus form part of local traditional ethnopharmacopoeia of various cultures in this country. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience. Thrice a day, Boiled for 5–9 minutes. 2016;16:33. doi:10.1186/s12890-016-0195-3.,”. Amongst these plants 88% (n=22) were used to treat a single ailment, namely, fatigue (A. digitata, A. adianthifolia, A. falcata, B. diversispina, B. subvolubilis, C. edulis, C. ilicifolia, D. rotundifolia, E. goetzei, H. caespititium, H. obtusa, M. oleifera, P. luteo-album, S. bicolor, T. dioica, and V. reflexa), laboured breathing (D. viscosa), nasal congestion (G. hispida, K. brachyloba, and T. violacea), tight chest (C. limon), and wheezing (E. lysistemon). Another 7.4% (n=2) of species (Schinus molle and O. lanceolata) were multiused by Bapedi THs for asthma, fatigue, and laboured breathing. However, this species was used by all interviewed Bapedi THs (n=140) as cure for asthma, which might be a reflection of its bioactivity against this condition. Extract is taken orally. For instance, with the exclusion of A. digitata [82], C. edulis [83], M. oleifera [84], and W. somnifera [85, 86], which their utilisation as mentioned by Bapedi was previously highlighted in African literature, use/s of the remaining species are currently restricted to Bapedi THs. Pounded and mixed with dried powdered entire plant of. On the contrary Sonibare and Gbile [18] found that more of herbal medicine prescribed by THs in Nigeria are made from more than one species (multitherapies) in Nigeria. Indeed Ong and Kim [87], stated that high FL can only imply that a particular plant is most preferred if there is considerable number of use-mentions from participants. … Thrice a day, Pounded and mixed with dried powdered roots of, Juice is squeezed (raw), dried. B. Soriano, C. P. Vallès, and J. Ancochea, “Erratum to “Knowledge and perceptions of asthma in Zambia: A cross-sectional survey”, BMC Pulm Med. Thrice a day. Extract is taken orally. A trained scuba diver and researcher, Thor's has a keen interest in nature conservation and animal/plant protection. We use cookies on our website to give you the most relevant experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits. Asthma Action Plans also tell school and other caregivers about your child’s asthma. Extract is taken orally. Clerodendrum ternatum, Cryptocarya transvaalensis, Lasiosiphon caffer, Enicostema axillare, Mimusops obovata, Sclerocarya birrea, and Stylochaeton natalensis were widely used and valued by all THs across the surveyed districts. Thrice a day. Asthma … The rest (24.0%, n=25) of the species recorded in this study as part of asthma management were exclusively used by THs to treat various conditions they perceived as being associated with this inflammatory condition (Table 1). Consequently, asthma sufferers in these countries resort to locally available traditional healers (THs) who prescribe affordable herbal remedies. However, the practice of Bapedi traditional healers to select various plant species to exclusively treat asthma might be attributed to a number of factors including the availability of some plants during certain season of the year and in selected geographical areas. Most of the plants were trees and herbs (37.5%, for each), with root (57%), leaf (15.8%), and bark (7.5%), respectively, being the saliently used parts for preparation of remedies. Extract is taken orally. Overall, THs were questioned independently in their consultation rooms using Sepedi dialect. B. Kirenga and M. Okot-Nwang, “The proportion of asthma and patterns of asthma medications prescriptions among adult patients in the chest, accident and emergency units of a tertiary health care facility in Uganda,”, E. J. Marsden, S. W. Somwe, C. Chabala, J. In the past week, we featured the Best Indoor Plants for Asthma, Allergy, and Air Pollution on our Instagram page and we decided to turn it into a blog, in an attempt to make it more comprehensive. Consequently, THs who agreed to take part in this study were requested to sign a consent form. Van Wyk, B. Thrice a day. The knowledge of most plants used in the treatment of asthma, the plant part which is effective in treatment is confined to very few persons who are engaged in folklore medicine. We are committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19 as quickly as possible. Steam is inhaled (nasally) under blanket. Its use for tight chest is recorded in our study for the first time in African ethnobotanical literature. Ethanol extracts (100 mg/kg, p.o.) Extract is taken orally. Use of H. hemerocallidea to cure fatigue by Bapedi THs was expected mainly due to its popularity as effective energy-booster. Van Staden, “Hypoxis (Hypoxidaceae) in African traditional medicine,”, J. Ojewole, D. R. Kamadyaapa, and C. T. Musabayane, “Some in vitro and in vivo cardiovascular effects of Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch & CA Mey (Hypoxidaceae) corm (African potato) aqueous extract in experimental animal models,”, S. S. Chaudhari and G. S. Chaudhari, “A review on plumbago zeylanica linn. As noted earlier, 25.9% (n=27) of species were multiused by THs to treat asthma and the following symptoms: fatigue, nasal congestion, tight chest, wheeze, laboured breathing, nasal congestion and wheezing, fatigue and wheezing, and fatigue and laboured breathing, as well as fatigue, laboured breathing, nasal congestion, and wheeze (Table 1). Some natural therapies may help to manage symptoms of asthma. In general, fruits of M. indica, O. europaea, O. ficus-indica, P. granatum, X. caffra, and Z. mays were stated by THs as also being harvested for household consumption. Extract is taken orally. 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