Welcome to the Phytomedicine Programme
The Phytomedicine Programme is a multidisciplinary and collaborative research programme investigating therapeutically useful compounds present in plants growing in South Africa. The programme was started in 1995 in the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pretoria by Prof J N Eloff. It was transferred to the Department of Paraclinical Sciences, University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, in 2002. In 2007 it was designated as a National Research Foundation Developed Research Niche Area. The programme has delivered many publications, MSc and PhD graduates from many countries in Africa and Europe and several patents and two products in the market.