About IK database on Medicinal Plants
The IK Database on Medicinal and Useful Plants of SA is an initiative of the Department Science and Technology (DST) of
the South African Government. The research, design and implementation of the database are being undertaken by the CSIR. The
CSIR, through the Bioprospecting Programme of Bio/Chemtek, has been conducting research on traditional medicines for the past
15 years and has entered into a number of Bioprospecting Agreements with owners of Indigenous Knowledge.