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Tulbaghia violacea

Tulbaghia violacea is a plant species indigenous to southern Africa and is used locally as a herbal remedy/medicine to treat several ailments. Recently it ws demonstrated to have androgenic[1] and anti-cancer[2] properties in vitro.

T. violacea exhibited antithrombotic activities which were higher than those found in garlic.[3]


  1. ^ Mozaffar Ebrahim & Edmund John Pool (2010). "The effect of Tulbaghia violacea extracts on testosterone secretion by testicular cell cultures". Journal of Ethnopharmacology 132 (1): 359–361. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2010.08.018. PMID 20723589. 
  2. ^ S. Thamburan, F. February, M. Meyer, J. Rees & Q. Johnson (2009). "Tulbaghia alliacea: A potential anti-cancer phytotherapy". Planta Medica 75 (9): SL35. doi:10.1055/s-0029-1234290. 
  3. ^ Lelethu Bungu, Maryna van de Venter & Carminita Frost (2008). "Evidence for an in vitro anticoagulant and antithrombotic activity in Tulbaghia violacea" (PDF). African Journal of Biotechnology 7 (6): 681–688. 


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