Past and present postgraduate students


| MSc Med | 2004 -2007
A laboratory model for studying inhalation therapy in traditional healing rites.


| MTech | 2007 -2010
Formulation of a bioadhesive tablet containing natural active ingredients for the treatment of mouth ulcers.


| DTech | 2006 -2008
Drug absorption enhancing properties of Aloe vera across intestinal epithelia.


| MPharm | 2003 -2007
The antimicrobial properties and chemical composition of leaf extracts of indigenous Pteronia species.


| MPharm | 2007 in progress
Essential oil composition and antimicrobial efficacy of Myrtaceae species, individually and in combination. .


| MPharm | 2004 -2005
Hermannia – the biological activity and phytoconstituents of an unexplored genus used in African traditional healing.


| MSc Med | 2003 -2005
Exploring the phytochemistry, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of indigenous Salvia Lamiaceae species.


| MSc Med | 2001 -2003
The antimicrobial activity and essential oil composition of selected Agathosma Rutaceae species.


| MPharm | 2004 -2005
In vitro 5-lipoxygenase and anti-oxidant activities of South African medicinal plants commonly used topically for skin diseases.


| MSc Med | 2002 -2003
The chemotxaonomy and biological activity of the Salvia stenophylla, S. runcinata and S. repens species complex.


| DTech | 2009 in progress
Intestinal absorption enhancement properties of indigenous aloe leaf gel polysaccharides.


| MPharm | 2005 -2006
The percutaneous absorption and total anti-oxidant activity of Rooibos Tea Aspalathus linearis flavonoids.


| MTech | 2009 in progress
Plant derived compounds as excipients for controlled release multi-unit drug delivery systems.


| PhD | 2006 -2008
Indigenous Salvia species- an investigation of their pharmacological activities and phytochemistry.


| MSc Med | 2001 -2002
The antimicrobial activity and phytochemistry of leaf essential oils of selected Rutaceae species.


| MTech | 2007 -2010
Traditional use of Trichilia emetica in treating dermal conditions.


| MPharm | 2004 -2005
In vitro anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and antimicrobial properties and phytoconstituents of selected indigenous Pelargonium species.


| PhD | 2003 -2008
Isolation and chemical modification of biologically active molecules from indigenous South African Helichrysum species.


| MSc Med | 2001 -2003
The antimicrobial properties and chemical composition of leaf essential oils of indigenous Plectranthus Lamiaceae species.


| MTech | 2007 -2009
Metabolomic profiling of Pelargonium reniforme and P. sidoides.


| MTech | 2007 -2009
Metabolomic profiling of Sutherlandia frutescens.


| MPharm | 2004 -2005
A phytochemical and pharmacological investigation of selected South African Agathosma (Buchu) species.


| PhD | 1970 in progress
The phylogeny, chemotaxonomy and biological activity of the genus Eriocephalus Asteraceae in South Africa.


| MPharm | 2003 -2004
The phytochemistry and biological activities of South African Vitex species.


| MSc Med | 2005 -2011
The phytochemistry, geographic variation and biological activity of Arthrixia phylicoides.


| MPharm | 2005 -2006
The pharmacological properties and phytoconstituents of Commiphora Myrrh gum resin and leaves.


| PhD | 2005 -2009
A study of the in vivo and in vitro effect of Bulbine frutescens and Bulbine natalensis on cutaneous wound-healing.


| MSc Med | 2001 -2003
The antimicrobial activity and essential oil composition of African wormwood Artemisia afra.


| MSc Med | 2002 -2007
South African Helichrysum species – A preliminary investigation of the medicinal uses, phytochemistry and biological properties.


| MTech | 2007 -2009
The effect of natural products on Listeria biofilm formation.


| DTech | 2009 in progress
Application of vibrational spectroscopy in the quality control of selected aromatic plants.


| MSc Med | 2003 -2005
The antimycobacterial (TB) activity of medicinal plants traditionally used to treat respiratory disorder.


| MSc Med | 2003 -2006
The anti-malarial, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and toxicity properties of specific essential oil constituents.


| DTech | 2009 in progress
A biosystematic study of commercially important Sceletium species.


| MSc Med | 2006 -2009
Pharmacological properties of Swazi medicinal plants .


| MSc Med | 2001 -2003
The composition, geographical variation and antimicrobial activity of Lippia javanica Verbenaceae leaf essential oils.


| MPharm | 2007 in progress
Validating the African traditional use of plant combinations for respiratory infections..


| MSc Med | 2004 -2009
The antimicrobial activity and chemical profile of traditional medicinal plants indigenous to southern Africa used to treat respiratory tract infections.


| DTech | 2006 in progress
Influence of natural products on P-glycoprotein mediated efflux across intestinal epithelial cells.


| MSc Med | 2002 -2006
A comparative thin layer chromatography study of different brands of five herbal remedies.


| MSc Med | 2001 -2003
The antimicrobial properties and chemical composition of leaf essential oils of selected indigenous Lamiaceae species.


| PhD | 2001 -2007
The antimicrobial activity and essential oil composition of medicinal aromatic plants used in African traditional healing.


| MTech | 2006 -2008
The influence of intestinal conditions on the chemical composition and activity of herbal extracts.


| DTech | 2009 in progress
Quality control and biopharmaceutical aspects of Hoodia gordonii raw material and products.


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