Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

ISSN: 2155-9929

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Mlungisi Ngcobo

South Africa

  • Short Communication
    African Traditional Medicine Based Immune Boosters and Infectious Diseases: A Short Commentary
    Author(s): Mlungisi Ngcobo and Nceba GqaleniMlungisi Ngcobo and Nceba Gqaleni

    Introduction: Developed from centuries of oral knowledge passed from generation to generation, African traditional medicines (ATM) are at a crossroads. In order for these ATMs to evolve with time similarly to modern medical sciences, there is an urgent need to scientifically evaluate their mechanism of action, safety and efficacy. Case report: In this short commentary we report on the progress we have made in scientifically evaluating traditional herbal immune boosters at a period where the African continent finds itself ravaged by a plethora of infectious diseases. Discussion: While the South African government has gone a long way in building an effective modern health system, many people still use ATMs such as immune boosters for a variety of infectious diseases and general wellbeing. The high prevalence of HIV i.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9929.1000265

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