oa South African Medical Journal - The food value of some common edible leaves

Volume 10, Issue 20
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Information obtained from various parts of the Union shows that the leaves of certain common plants are being regularly used as food by the Native population. The bearing of these very inexpensive and easily obtainable foodstuffs on certain nutritional problems is very briefly discussed, and it is suggested that their continued use should be encouraged and if possible extended.

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