The African Herbal Pharmacopoeia consists of 51 plant monographs.

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AAMPS – Association for African Medicinal Plants Standards is a non profit company registered in Mauritius dedicated to the development of quality control and quality assurance standards for African medicinal plants and herbal products.


"Although sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands contain approximately 60 000 plant species – roughly a quarter of the world's total – only 83 of the worlds 1100 leading commercial medicinal plants are African in origin.


This situation will not change unless Africa, like India and China, prepares internationally recognised medicinal plant standards."


Professor Kobus Eloff, Chairman of AAMPS – Association for African Medicinal Plants Standards and Head of the Phytomedicine Programme, University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.

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Sceletium tortuosum: The plant has been used by South African pastoralists and hunter-gatherers as a mood-altering substance from prehistoric times. The first known written account of the plant's use was in 1662 by Jan van Riebeeck.