Ethnobotanical surveys were carried out between January 2011 and April 2012 to compile an inventory
of plants used medicinally by people of the Matebele village. A semi-structured questionnaire was used
to collect data on the species used by the villagers. The results show that 65 species (86.1% indigenous
The spread of plants from one country to another through intentional and unintentional human activities is a serious threat to the world’s biodiversity; second only to habitat destruction. However, a number of studies have shown that invasive alien plant species can positively contribute to rural economies.
The current study focussed on documenting the ethnobotanical knowledge of herbal medicines used by the Bapedi
traditional healers to treat reproductive ailments in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. Fifty one healers from 17
municipalities covering Capricorn, Sekhukhune and Waterberg districts of the Limpopo Province were interviewed between