Medicinal Plant Monographs

We are proud to be hosting the results of the Pharmacopoeia Monographs Project developed by the South African Traditional Medicines Research Group of the School of Pharmacy at the University of the Western Cape with support from the Medical Research Council and other participants.

The monographs are presented as .pdf files.

Copyright in these monographs resides with the authors, the South African National Biodiversity Institute, the South African Medical Research Council and the University of the Western Cape. They may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written consent of the copyright holders.

These monographs may be cited in publications as follows:
Scott, G. and Springfield, E.P. (2004). Pharmaceutical monographs for 60 South African plant species used as traditional medicines. South African National Biodversity Institute (SANBI) Plant Information Website at

Plant profiles of many of these plants containing more information and images form part of the Plants section of this website. Click "more info" to find these, or use the site search facility for all links.

Medicinal Plant Monographs
Files loaded February 2005

Agathosma betulina
Alepidea amatymbica - more info
Artemisia afra - more info
Ballota africana
- more info
Bulbine frutescens -
more info
Carpobrotus edulis
Cissampelos capensis
Cliffortia odorata
Cotyledon orbiculata -
more info
Elytropappus rhinocerotis
Euclea undulata
Geranium incanum - more info
Helichrysum patulum
Harpogophytum procumbens
Hypoxis hemerocallidea - more info
Leonotis oxcymifolia
Lobostemon fruticosus
Melianthus major - more info
Nylandtia spinosa
Olea europaea ssp. africana - more info
Osmitopsis asteriscoides
Pelargonium cucullatum - more info
Pelargonium peltatum
Peucedanum galbanum
Salvia africana-caerulea
Salvia chamelaeagnea - more info
Siphonochilus aethiopicus - more info
Stoebe plumosa
Tarchonanthus camphoratus - more info
Tulbaghia alliacea


Agathosma crenulata - more info
Asclepias fruticosa
Buddleja saligna - more info
Carpobrotus acinaciformis

Chironia baccifera - more info
Cliffortia ferruginea
Conyza scabrida
Dodonaea augustifolia
Eriocephalus africanus -
more info
Galenia africana
Gunnera perpensa
Helichrysum petiolare - more info
Hippia frutescens
Leonotis leonurus - more info
Leysera gnaphalodes
Melianthus comosus
Mentha longifolia - more info
Ocotea bullata
Oncosiphon suffruticosum
Pelargonium betulinum - more info
Pelargonium grossularioides - more info
Pelargonium triste
Prunus africana
Salvia africana-lutea - more info
Sceletium tortuosum
Stachys aethiopica
Sutherlandia frutescens - more info
Tetradenia riparia - more info
Warburgia salutaris - more info


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