FemBioBiz participant: Sibonokuhle Fortune Ncube

Sibonokuhle Fortune Ncube - Student

The focus of this innovation is on the medicinal plant (Harpagophytumzeyheri) which shares its common, Devil’s claw, with Harpagophytumprocumbens. The idea is to provide a platform for value addition of the plant locally and market it as a natural anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic supplement. Additionally, the idea is to explore the international market for veterinary use of the plant in arthritis, and providing a potential alternative for Diclofenac based on the efficacy studies done in the current research.