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RESEARCHERS DEVELOP BOTSWANA’S SAUSAGE TREE AS POTENTIAL TREATMENT FOR MINOR AND MAJOR DISEASES



Article By: Keba Rasekhutla


Proponents of the traditional herbal concoction Moporota will be happy to know that the medicinal plant is being developed as a potential treatment for minor and major diseases.


Research students at Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) are carrying out a screening of the 'Sausage tree', which is a medicinal plant widely used throughout Africa for a variety of purposes, particularly in traditional medicine.


It is widely believed to have powers to enhance humans and wild animals' sexuality. Speak in to Gabz FM news, Ontlametse Phiri said the aim of the project is to promote the safe use of different Traditional Plant Medicines in Botswana and establish the effectiveness of traditionally used herbal remedies.

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