Dr Hlengiwe P. Mbongwa

Person Dr Hlengiwe P. Mbongwa
 Telephone  +27 (031) 2608225
 Email nadara@ukzn.ac.za
Campus  Westville

Room F2-411
Department of Human Physiology

Designation Lecturer
Research Interests

Type 2 diabetes and the use of plant extracts for management of chronic conditions

2018 to 2019 – MBA (UKZN)2010 – PhD Biochemistry (NWU) = Investigation of the SULT1A1 gene polymorphism in a Tswana population of the North West Province

2003 – MMedSci Physiology (Natal University) = A comparative assessment of local, commercial and homemade amahewu with respect to nutritional value, hygiene and other health benefits to the community.

Selected publications:

  1. K. Chelule, H.P. Mbongwa, S. Carries, N. Gqaleni. 2010. Lactic acid fermentation improves the quality of amahewu, a traditional South African maize-based porridge. Food Chemistry 122, 656-661.
  2. Mbongwa HP, Pretorius PJ, Kruger A, Koekemoer G, Reinecke CJ. 2011. Single nucleotide and copy number polymorphisms of the SULT1A1 gene in a South African Tswana population group. S Afr J Sci. 107(11/12), 1-6.
  3. Mluleki Luvuno, Hlengiwe Prosperity Mbongwa, and Andile Khathi. 2016. The effects of Syzygium aromaticum-derived triterpenes on gastrointestinal ghrelin expression in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 13(4):8-14
  4. Nkala BA, Mbongwa HP and Qwebani-Ogunleye. Review on Selected African Medicinal Plants with Effectiveness in the Management of Type II Diabetes Mellitus. Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 3(8):47 – 54
  5. Bongani A. Nkala, Hlengiwe P. Mbongwa, Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye. 2019. The in vitro evaluation of some South African plant extracts for minimum inhibition concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration against selected bacterial strains. IJSRP 9(7). In progress