Medicinal Plant Research in Africa

Medicinal Plant Research in Africa
Author: Victor Kuete
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 916
Release: 2013-06-19
ISBN 10: 0124059368
ISBN 13: 9780124059368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Plant Research in Africa Book Review:

The pharmacopoeias of most African countries are available and contain an impressive number of medicinal plants used for various therapeutic purposes. Many African scholars have distinguished themselves in the fields of organic chemistry, pharmacology, and pharmacognosy and other areas related to the study of plant medicinal plants. However, until now, there is no global standard book on the nature and specificity of chemicals isolated in African medicinal plants, as well as a book bringing together and discussing the main bioactive metabolites of these plants. This book explores the essence of natural substances from African medicinal plants and their pharmacological potential. In light of possible academic use, this book also scans the bulk of African medicinal plants extract having promising pharmacological activities. The book contains data of biologically active plants of Africa, plant occurring compounds and synthesis pathways of secondary metabolites. This book explores the essence of natural substances from African medicinal plants and their pharmacological potential The authors are world reknowned African Scientists.

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants
Author: Victor Kuete
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2014-05-30
ISBN 10: 0128004754
ISBN 13: 9780128004753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants Book Review:

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants provides a detailed overview of toxicological studies relating to traditionally used medicinal plants in Africa, with special emphasis on the methodologies and tools used for data collection and interpretation. The book considers the physical parameters of these plants and their effect upon various areas of the body and human health, including chapters dedicated to genotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, cardiotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and specific organs and systems. Following this discussion of the effects of medicinal plants is a critical review of the guidelines and methods in use for toxicological research as well as the state of toxicology studies in Africa. With up-to-date research provided by a team of experts, Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants is an invaluable resource for researchers and students involved in pharmacology, toxicology, phytochemistry, medicine, pharmacognosy, and pharmaceutical biology. Offers a critical review of the methods used in toxicological survey of medicinal plants Provides up-to-date toxicological data on African medicinal plants and families Serves as a resource tool for students and scientists in the various areas of toxicology

Underexplored Medicinal Plants from Sub Saharan Africa

Underexplored Medicinal Plants from Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Namrita Lall
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2019-11-07
ISBN 10: 0128168218
ISBN 13: 9780128168219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underexplored Medicinal Plants from Sub Saharan Africa Book Review:

Underexplored Medicinal Plants from Sub-Saharan Africa: Plants with Therapeutic Potential for Human Health examines a comprehensive selection of rarely explored plants that have been underestimated for their therapeutic value. The book contains monographs of medicinal plants, outlining their botanical description, geographical distribution, ethnobotanical usage, chemical constituents, sample and standard preparations and methods, and pharmacological properties. With expert contributors from South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Cameroon and Nigeria, and the compilation of ethnobotanical, taxonomic and pharmacologic information for each species, this book is a valuable resource for researchers, academics in pharmacology, ethnopharmacology, medicinal plant sciences, and more. Explores the therapeutic potential of a comprehensive selection of underexplored and underutilized medicinal plants in sub-Sahara Africa Provides a summary table of structures of any known natural products, including details of plant source (chapter) and observed activity (e.g. anticancer, antibacterial) Includes contributions from experts from South African, Mauritius, Seychelles, Cameroon and Nigeria

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants  Second Edition
Author: Maurice M. Iwu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN 10: 1466571985
ISBN 13: 9781466571983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition Book Review:

With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural products market largely due to lack of practical information. This updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of more than 2,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine, with full-color photographs and references from over 1,100 publications. The first part of the book contains a catalog of the plants used as ingredients for the preparation of traditional remedies, including their medicinal uses and the parts of the plant used. This is followed by a pharmacognostical profile of 170 of the major herbs, with a brief description of the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers, and fruits and monographs with botanical names, common names, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents, and reported pharmacological activity. The second part of the book provides an introduction to African traditional medicine, outlining African cosmology and beliefs as they relate to healing and the use of herbs, health foods, and medicinal plants. This book presents scientific documentation of the correlation between the observed folk use and demonstrable biological activity, as well as the characterized constituents of the plants.

Medicinal Plants in Tropical West Africa

Medicinal Plants in Tropical West Africa
Author: Bep Oliver-Bever
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 375
Release: 1986-01-23
ISBN 10: 9780521268158
ISBN 13: 052126815X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Plants in Tropical West Africa Book Review:

First published in 1986, this book describes the most important medicinal plants in tropical West Africa and similar humid tropical climates. After a short introduction about early traditional medicine, the bulk of the book gives an account of locally occurring plants, grouped by their medicinal actions. Plants that affect the cardiovascular and nervous systems are discussed, as are those with antibiotic, insecticidal and molluscicidal properties. Those which affect the hormonal systems of humans are catalogued and so are others that act as adrenal-cortex, sex and thyroid hormones. There is a full botanical index, which includes the commonly found synonyms for many of the plants and the work is illustrated by the author's own water colours. It may be of particular interest and use to pharmacists, biochemists, botanists and pharmacologists and of great value to those who exploit locally available resources in treating diseases in tropical areas.

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants  Second Edition
Author: Maurice M. Iwu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN 10: 1466571977
ISBN 13: 9781466571976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition Book Review:

With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural products market largely due to lack of practical information. This updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of more than 2,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine, with full-color photographs and references from over 1,100 publications. The first part of the book contains a catalog of the plants used as ingredients for the preparation of traditional remedies, including their medicinal uses and the parts of the plant used. This is followed by a pharmacognostical profile of 170 of the major herbs, with a brief description of the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers, and fruits and monographs with botanical names, common names, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents, and reported pharmacological activity. The second part of the book provides an introduction to African traditional medicine, outlining African cosmology and beliefs as they relate to healing and the use of herbs, health foods, and medicinal plants. This book presents scientific documentation of the correlation between the observed folk use and demonstrable biological activity, as well as the characterized constituents of the plants.

Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa

Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa
Author: Victor Kuete
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 694
Release: 2017-01-14
ISBN 10: 0128094419
ISBN 13: 9780128094419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa Book Review:

Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa: Therapeutic Potential against Metabolic, Inflammatory, Infectious and Systemic Diseases provides a detailed look at medicinal spices and vegetables that have proven safe-and-effective for consumption and the treatment of diseases, including infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. It provides pharmacological evidence, such as the latest information related to efficacy and safety data, in vitro and in vivo studies, clinical trials, and more, to illustrate the use of these spices and vegetables as both palliative and alternative treatments with the goal of furthering research in this area to produce safer and more effective drugs. Provides scientific evidence for the potential of medicinal spices and vegetables used in Africa to fight metabolic, inflammatory, and infectious diseases Includes a review of the latest methods used to investigate the effects of medicinal plants in the treatment of disease Offers an updated resource for students sand scientists in the fields of pharmaceutical science, pharmacognosy, complementary and alternative medicine, ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, biochemistry, and more

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants
Author: Victor Kuete
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Limited
Total Pages: 715
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780128000182
ISBN 13: 012800018X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants Book Review:

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants provides a detailed overview of toxicological studies relating to traditionally used medicinal plants in Africa, with special emphasis on the methodologies and tools used for data collection and interpretation. The book considers the physical parameters of these plants and their effect upon various areas of the body and human health, including chapters dedicated to genotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, cardiotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and specific organs and systems. Following this discussion of the effects of medicinal plants is a critical review of the guidelines and methods in use for toxicological research as well as the state of toxicology studies in Africa. With up-to-date research provided by a team of experts, Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants is an invaluable resource for researchers and students involved in pharmacology, toxicology, phytochemistry, medicine, pharmacognosy, and pharmaceutical biology. Offers a critical review of the methods used in toxicological survey of medicinal plants Provides up-to-date toxicological data on African medicinal plants and families Serves as a resource tool for students and scientists in the various areas of toxicology

Medicinal Plants for Holistic Health and Well Being

Medicinal Plants for Holistic Health and Well Being
Author: Namrita Lall
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-09-27
ISBN 10: 0128124768
ISBN 13: 9780128124765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Plants for Holistic Health and Well Being Book Review:

Medicinal Plants for Holistic Health and Well-Being discusses, in depth, the use of South African plants to treat a variety of ailments, including tuberculosis, cancer, periodontal diseases, acne, postmacular hypomelanosis, and more. Plants were selected on the basis of their traditional use, and the book details the scientific evidence that supports their pharmacological and therapeutic potential to safely and effectively treat each disease. Thus, this book is a valuable resource for all researchers, students and professors involved in advancing global medicinal plant research. Many plants found in South Africa are also found in other parts of the world. Each chapter highlights plants from other worldwide locations so that scientists can study which plants belong to the same family, and how similar qualities can be used to treat a specific disease. Uses traditional medicine as an efficient means to identify and further investigate South African and similar plants used as lead compounds in modern drug discovery Includes a number of chapters dedicated to using medicinal plants to treat various skin disorders, which is not covered often in other books on medicinal plants Organized by specific diseases, with vital evidence-based data related to the bioactivity, pharmacological potential, chemical structure and safety information

Medicinal Plants of South Africa

Medicinal Plants of South Africa
Author: Ben-Erik Van Wyk,Bosch Van Oudtshoorn,Nigel Gericke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131232964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Plants of South Africa Book Review:

A guide of the most commonly used and best known SA medicinal plants including their botany, traditional uses and active ingredients

Medicinal Plants of East Africa

Medicinal Plants of East Africa
Author: J. O. Kokwaro
Publsiher: University of Nairobi Press
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9966846840
ISBN 13: 9789966846846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Plants of East Africa Book Review:

Medicinal Plants of East Africa is a revised edition of the book first published in 1976 on herbal remedies and he traditional medical practice of East Africa. The book covers the rich diversity of plants found in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, from sea to alpine plants. East Africa also has a rich ethnic diversity and a large number of herbalists whose traditional knowledge and practices are also covered in the book. Over 1500 species are described and for the first time over 200 of these herbs have been illustrated. Also included are maps detailing where the herbs were collected and an ethnographic map detailing the tribes of each herbalist whose knowledge is contained in the book. John Kokwaro is an Eminent Professor of Botany and a research specialist on herbal remedies at the University of Nairobi.

The Medicinal Plant Industry

The Medicinal Plant Industry
Author: R. O. B. Wijesekera
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN 10: 1351409859
ISBN 13: 9781351409858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medicinal Plant Industry Book Review:

As the medicinal plant industry blooms into a billion dollar business, it reaches beyond collection, propagation, harvesting and sale of crude vegetal drugs into product formulation, packaging and dispensing of sophisticated phyto-pharmaceuticals and herbal preparations. The scientific study of these medicines and the systematic uplifting of the industry to preserve the ancient and serve the modern, is now a global challenge. The Medicinal Plant Industry puts together the various facets of this multi-disciplinary industry and its global interest. It discusses the dire need for developing countries to acquire technologies and techniques for programmed cultivation of medicinal plants. It addresses a wide variety of topics including the old philosophies, modern impact of traditional medicines, and methods of assessing the spontaneous flora for industrial utilization. It covers aspects of cultivation and climatic variations, biological assessment and formulation, process technologies, phytochemical research and information sources. The book reviews highly developed traditional medicine in China and India, and covers experiences in Africa and other continents.

Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine in Africa

Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine in Africa
Author: Abayomi Sofowora
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780471902447
ISBN 13: 0471902446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine in Africa Book Review:

Medicinal Plants

Medicinal Plants
Author: Hao Da,Xiao Jie Gu,Pei Gen Xiao
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 694
Release: 2015-06-29
ISBN 10: 0081001037
ISBN 13: 9780081001035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Plants Book Review:

Medicinal Plants: Chemistry, Biology and Omics reviews the phytochemistry, chemotaxonomy, molecular biology, and phylogeny of selected medicinal plant tribes and genera, and their relevance to drug efficacy. Medicinal plants provide a myriad of pharmaceutically active components, which have been commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine and worldwide for thousands of years. Increasing interest in plant-based medicinal resources has led to additional discoveries of many novel compounds, in various angiosperm and gymnosperm species, and investigations on their chemotaxonomy, molecular phylogeny and pharmacology. Chapters in this book explore the interrelationship within traditional Chinese medicinal plant groups and between Chinese species and species outside of China. Chapters also discuss the incongruence between chemotaxonomy and molecular phylogeny, concluding with chapters on systems biology and “-omics technologies (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics), and how they will play an increasingly important role in future pharmaceutical research. Reviews best practice and essential developments in medicinal plant chemistry and biology Discusses the principles and applications of various techniques used to discover medicinal compounds Explores the analysis and classification of novel plant-based medicinal compounds Includes case studies on pharmaphylogeny Compares and integrates traditional knowledge and current perception of worldwide medicinal plants

Recent Trends in Medicinal Plants Research

Recent Trends in Medicinal Plants Research
Author: Lie-Fen Shyur,Allan S. Y. Lau
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0123945917
ISBN 13: 9780123945914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Trends in Medicinal Plants Research Book Review:

Plants and other living organisms have great potential to treat human disease. There are two distinct types of biomedical research that seek to develop this potential. One type of research explores the value of medicinal plants as traditionally used and studies of these plants have the potential to determine which plants are most potent, optimize dosages and dose forms, and identify safety risks. Another type of research uses bioassays to identify single molecules from plants that have interesting bioactivities in isolation and might be useful lead compounds for the development of pharmaceutical drugs. This new volume of Advances in Botanical Research covers the recent trends in Medicinal Plants Research over 11 chapters. Topics that are covered include Development of Drugs from Plants - Regulation and Evaluation, Chinese Herbal Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Taxol, camptothecin and beyond for cancer therapy. Covers the recent trends in medicinal plants research over 11 chapters Topics that are covered include Development of Drugs from Plants - Regulation and Evaluation, Chinese Herbal Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Taxol, camptothecin and beyond for cancer therapy

Healing Plants of Nigeria

Healing Plants of Nigeria
Author: Anselm Adodo,Maurice M. Iwu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 0429804474
ISBN 13: 9780429804472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing Plants of Nigeria Book Review:

Healing Plants of Nigeria: Ethnomedicine and Therapeutic Applications offers comprehensive information on the use of herbal medicines in West Africa. Combining an evidence-based, ethnobotanical perspective with a pharmacological and pharmaceutical approach to phytomedicine, the book bridges the gap between the study of herbal plants’ pharmacological properties and active compounds for the development of clinical drugs and community-oriented approaches, emphasising local use. It demonstrates how the framework of African traditional medicine can be preserved in a contemporary clinical context. The book outlines the history and beliefs surrounding the traditional use of herbs by the local population alongside their application in contemporary phytotherapy in Nigeria and West Africa. It features a critical assessment of the scientific rationale behind the use of these plants in ethnomedicine and offers a composite catalogue of phytotherapeutic and wellness agents, detailing the safety profile, efficacy, and scientific integrity of plants used to treat diseases and optimise health. Features: An ethnobotanical survey containing over 200 full-colour photographs of Nigerian and West African plants. A unique combination of ethnobotany and pharmacognosy, bridging the divide between pharmaceutical and community-oriented approaches to herbal medicine research. Contextual discussion of the therapeutic potential of Nigerian herbal medicine. Offers a template which can be used to separate the superstitious aspects of ethnomedicine from culturally inherited deposits of knowledge. A handbook for herbal and natural medicine practitioners, the book is aimed at African thinkers, scientists, healthcare providers and students of pharmacology and ethnomedicine.

Bitter Roots

Bitter Roots
Author: Abena Dove Osseo-Asare
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-01-13
ISBN 10: 022608616X
ISBN 13: 9780226086163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bitter Roots Book Review:

For over a century, plant specialists worldwide have sought to transform healing plants in African countries into pharmaceuticals. And for equally as long, conflicts over these medicinal plants have endured, from stolen recipes and toxic tonics to unfulfilled promises of laboratory equipment and usurped personal patents. In Bitter Roots, Abena Dove Osseo-Asare draws on publicly available records and extensive interviews with scientists and healers in Ghana, Madagascar, and South Africa to interpret how African scientists and healers, rural communities, and drug companies—including Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Unilever—have sought since the 1880s to develop drugs from Africa’s medicinal plants. Osseo-Asare recalls the efforts to transform six plants into pharmaceuticals: rosy periwinkle, Asiatic pennywort, grains of paradise, Strophanthus, Cryptolepis, and Hoodia. Through the stories of each plant, she shows that herbal medicine and pharmaceutical chemistry have simultaneous and overlapping histories that cross geographic boundaries. At the same time, Osseo-Asare sheds new light on how various interests have tried to manage the rights to these healing plants and probes the challenges associated with assigning ownership to plants and their biochemical components. A fascinating examination of the history of medicine in colonial and postcolonial Africa, Bitter Roots will be indispensable for scholars of Africa; historians interested in medicine, biochemistry, and society; and policy makers concerned with drug access and patent rights.

African Herbal Pharmacopoeia

African Herbal Pharmacopoeia
Author: Thomas Brendler
Publsiher: Bernan Press(PA)
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9789990389098
ISBN 13: 9990389098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Herbal Pharmacopoeia Book Review:

The African Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AfrHP) provides comprehensive, up to date botanical, commercial and phytochemical information on over fifty of the most important African medicinal plants. The technical data were made on plant samples sourced from across the continent. These monographs prepared by leading African scientists, have been reviewed by international experts. Additional data includes micro morphology of the plant material, distribution maps and TLC Chromatograms. These data are crucial for producers, collectors and traders in medicinal plants and extracts as well as researchers, manufacturers and practitioners. The scope, quality and standard of these herbal monographs are comparable to those prepared in Europe, North America and Asia. Whilst this is the very first edition, it is being proposed to proceed to a second edition, quickly, as more plant species will be covered.

Economic and Medicinal Plant Research

Economic and Medicinal Plant Research
Author: H. Wagner,Hiroshi Hikino,Norman R. Farnsworth
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0080984312
ISBN 13: 9780080984315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic and Medicinal Plant Research Book Review:

This series identifies areas of research in natural plant products that are of immediate or projected importance from a practical point of view. It reviews these areas in a concise and critical manner. Graduate students, researchers will find the timely reviews presented here to be invaluable. Decision makers in industry and government agencies will also find the material beneficial.

African Natural Plant Products

African Natural Plant Products
Author: Chi-Tang Ho
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2010-02-18
ISBN 10: 9780841269873
ISBN 13: 0841269874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Natural Plant Products Book Review:

This book provides an excellent opportunity to delve into the current and future contributions that African plants can and will continue to make both internal to Africa and on the global stage.