Name: Wilfred Otang Mbeng

Country: South Africa

Affiliation:

North West University South Africa,
Potchefstroom, 
Indigenous Knowledge Systems.

Phone no: +27733257274

Email: Send an Email


Address:

Private Bag X2046,  
North West University Mafikeng Campus,
Mafikeng, 2745.

Research Interests:

Botany, Plant Biology, Ethnobotanical surveys of indigenous plants of SA, Antifungal evaluation of medicinal plants extracts, Isolation and characterisation of phytochemical compounds, Toxicological studies.

Biography:

Published papers in peer reviewed scientific journals:
  1. Wintola Olubunmi Abosede, Wilfred Otang Mbeng and Anthony Jide Afolayan. 2017. The prevalence and perceived efficacy of medicinal plants used for stomach ailments in the Amathole District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany. 108:144 – 148.
  2. Wilfred Otang Mbeng, Gloria Otunola, Anthony Jide Afolayan. 2017. Lifestyle factors and co-morbidities associated with obesity and overweight in Nkonkobe Municipality of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition. 36 (22). 
  3. Wilfred Otang Mbeng and Anthony Jide Afolayan. 2017. Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Efficacy of Acokanthera oblongifolia Hochst. (Apocynaceae). International Journal of Pharmaclogy. DOI: 10.3923/ijp.2017.
  4. Mariette Stephanie, Wilfred Otang Mbeng, Simeon Albert Materechera. 2017. An ethnopharmacological review of Bulbine frutescens (L.) Willd. (Asphodelaceae) – A medicinal plant used for the treatment of skin diseases in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Ponte. International Journal of Sciences and Research. 27 (7).
  5. Wilfred Otang Mbeng and Anthony Jide Afolayan. 2016. Antimicrobial and antioxidant efficacy of Citrus limon L. peel extracts used for skin diseases by Xhosa tribe of Amathole District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany. 102:46 - 49
  6. Wilfred Otang Mbeng, Donald Scott Grierson and Anthony Jide Afolayan. A survey of plants responsible for causing allergic contact dermatitis in the Amathole district Eastern Cape, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany, 97 (2015) 32–39
  7. Wilfred Otang Mbeng, Donald Scott Grierson and Anthony Jide Afolayan. 2014. A review of the  Botany, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of Arctotis arctotoides (L.f.) O.Hoffm. (Asteraceae)  African Journal of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine, (2014) 11(4):71-76
  8. Anthony J.Afolayan, Donald S Grierson and Wilfred O Mbeng. 2014. Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in the management of skin disorders among the Xhosa communities of the Amathole District, Eastern Cape,SouthAfrica. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 153 (2014) 220–232
  9. Wilfred Otang Mbeng, Donald Scott Grierson and Anthony Jide Afolayan. A survey of plants responsible for causing irritant contact dermatitis in the Amathole district Eastern Cape, South Africa. Journal of Ethnopharmacology157 (2014)274–284 
  10. Wilfred Otang Mbeng, Donald Scott Grierson and Roland Ndip Ndip. 2014. Foliar  micromorphology of Gasteria bicolor haw. (Asphodelaceae) from South Africa. African Journal of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine, 11(4):71-76.