Exploration of indigeneous medicinal knowledge of Phonda in the Vhembe District

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dc.contributor.advisor Matshidze, P. E.
dc.contributor.advisor Tshisikhawe, M. P.
dc.contributor.advisor Jideani, A. I. O.
dc.contributor.author Tshikukuvhe, Livhuwani Daphney
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-22T08:16:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-22T08:16:50Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/871
dc.description MA (African Studies)
dc.description Centre for African Studies
dc.description.abstract This study explored indigenous medicinal knowledge of Phonda in the Vhembe District. It has been noticed that phonda is becoming a scarce crop. The objectives entail seeking to solicit information on the uses of phonda, to understand the attitudes of local households towards phonda and to establish what can be done to restore the cultivation of phonda. The study used qualitative method involving unstructured interviews to collect and thematically analyse data. Purposive sampling and snowballing methods were used to make up the study sample. From literature, it is known that traditional health practitioners used phonda for treatment of certain diseases and illnesses. Phonda is no longer common, but the study sought to encourage the cultivation of phonda. The study employed an Afrocentric paradigm of social change as the conceptual framework. The study found that many households no longer plough phonda as they used to in the past. The study recommends that people should be educated on the importance of phonda to encourage them to plough it. Additionally, the researcher recommends further studies into different purposes of phonda and areas to boost its farming. en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 80 leaves : color illustrations)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Indigeneous knowlwdge system en_US
dc.subject Food security en_US
dc.subject Household medicinal en_US
dc.subject Nutritional en_US
dc.subject Traditional health practitioners en_US
dc.subject.ddc 615.880968257
dc.subject.lcsh Traditional medicine -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Indigenous crops -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Tropical plants -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Tropical nuts -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Nuts -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Food -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title Exploration of indigeneous medicinal knowledge of Phonda in the Vhembe District en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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