African Natural Plant Products: New Discoveries and Challenges in Chemistry and Quality (American Chemical Society Publication)

African Natural Plant Products: New Discoveries and Challenges in Chemistry and Quality (American Chemical Society Publication)

By: Chi-Tang Ho (author), James Simon (editor), H. Rodolfo Juliani (editor)Hardback

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Africa has been and continues to be a significant source of medicinal and aromatic plants and botanicals to the world's food, drug, herb and dietary supplement market, and in the past decade numerous African plant materials have established a strong international market presence. 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. This book expertly covers various medicinal plants of African origin and the some of the latest basic and clinical research supporting their ongoing and potential uses in self-care and healthcare. This work also examines various issues and trends in medicinal plants from their uses in Traditional Medicine and ethnobotany, to our modern understanding of the plants chemistry and pharmacognosy, natural products chemistry and applications of medicinal plants, quality control, and models of benefit sharing.

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Chi-Tang Ho is currently Professor II in the Department of Food Science, Rutgers University. He has published over 450 scientific articles, and is an editorial board member for a variety of publications, including the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.


PREFACE ; OVERVIEW ; 1. African Natural Plant Products: A Foreword to the Science and Challenges ; MARK BLUMENTHAL ; 2. The Natural Products Industry: A Global and African Economic Perspective ; ANOMA ARIYAWARDANA, RAMU GOVINDASAMY AND JAMES E. SIMON ; TRADITIONAL MEDICINES FROM AFRICA ; 3. Herbal Medicine in Swaziland: An Overview ; OLUWOLE O. G. AMUSAN ; 4. Baobab (Adansonia digitata L.): A Review of Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology ; EMMY DE CALUWE, KATE?INA HALAMOVA AND PATRICK VAN DAMME ; 5. Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.): A Review of Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology ; EMMY DE CALUWE, KATE?INA HALAMOVA AND PATRICK VAN DAMME ; 6. Popular Traditional Herbal Medicines from the Joolas of Essyl in the Rural Community of Enampor (Ziguinchor, Senegal): An Ethnographic Survey ; WILLIAM DIATTA, MODOU LO, ALIOUNE DIOR FALL, SOULEYMANE BASSENE, SERGE SAGNA, KADY BADJI AND EMMANUEL BASSENE ; 7. The Diversity of Medicinal Plants in Nigeria: An Overview ; ALBERT PHILIP EKANEM AND FRANCIS VINCENT UDOH ; CHEMISTRY, PHARMACOGNOSY AND VALIDATION OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINES ; 8. Bioactivity and Bioactive Compounds of African Amaryllidaceae ; ESAMELDIN E. ELGORASHI AND JOHANNES VAN STADEN ; 9. Biology and Chemistry of the Genus Aloe from Africa ; ADOLFINA R. KOROCH, H. RODOLFO JULIANI, JAMES E. SIMON ; 10. Chemistry and Biological Evaluation of Nigerian Plants with Anti-Diabetic Properties ; STEVE OGBONNIA AND CHIMEZIE ANYAKORA ; 11. Antiplasmodial Activity of Twenty Essential Oils from Malagasy Aromatic Plants ; MICHEL RATSIMBASON, LALASOA RANARIVELO, H. RODOLFO JULIANI AND JAMES E. SIMON ; 12. Traditional Medicinal Plants and Malaria in Africa ; MOHAMMED SAYED ALY MOHAMMED ; 13. The Golden Roots of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta ; ALFRED AMPOMAH APPIAH ; 14. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Ghana ; T. C. FLEISCHER, M. L. K. MENSAH AND R. A. DICKSON ; 15. . Nicosan: A Phytomedicinal Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease ; SWAMI NATHAN, PREMA TRIPATHI, QINGLI WU, AND FAITH C. BELANGER ; 16. Rooibos and Honeybush: Recent Advances in Chemistry, Biological Activity and Pharmacognosy ; JEANINE L. MARNEWICK ; 17. Umckaloabo: From a Patent Remedy to a Modern Herbal Pharmaceutical based upon Pelargonium siodides with Clinically Proven Efficacy ; THOMAS BRENDLER ; 18. African Psychoactive Plants ; GARY I. STAFFORD, ANNA K. JAGER AND JOHANNES VAN STADEN ; QUALITY CONTROL OF AFRICAN NATURAL PLANT PRODUCTS ; 19. Quality and Safety of African Medicinal Plants ; RENEE A. STREET AND JOHANNES VAN STADEN ; 20. Voacanga africana: Chemistry, Quality and Pharmacological Activity ; ADOLFINA R. KOROCH, H. RODOLFO JULIANI, DANIEL KULAKOWSKI, HANSON ; ARTHUR, JULIANA ASANTE-DARTEY AND JAMES E. SIMON ; 21. Quality Control and 5-HTP (5-Hydroxy-L-tryptophan) Analysis of Griffonia (Griffonia simplicifolia (DC.) Baill.) Seed Accessions Collected in Ghana ; KWAN SU KIM, H. RODOLFO JULIANI, MICHAEL BUCUK, DAN ACQUAYE, JULIE ASANTE-DARTEY, QING-LI WU AND JAMES E SIMON ; 22. Characterization of Essential Oils from Cinnamomum camphora T. Nees & Eberm and Ravensara aromatica Sonnerat from Madagascar ; LALASOA RANARIVELO, PANJA RAMANOELINA, H. RODOLFO JULIANI, AND JAMES E. SIMON ; 23. Quality, and Consumer Studies in the USA of African Herbal Teas for the Natural Product Industry Development in Sub-Sahara Africa ; H. RODOLFO JULIANI, YVONNE KOELLIKER, MICHAEL BUCUK, CARA WELCH, BEVERLY J. TEPPER, ELTON JEFTHAS AND JAMES E. SIMON ; APPLICATIONS AND COMMERICALIZATION OF AFRICAN NATURAL PLANT PRODUCTS ; 24. Moringa (Moringa oleifera): a Source of Food and Nutrition, Medicine and Industrial products ; JOHN SHINDANO AND KASASE CHITUNDU ; 25. Nutritional Assessment of Moringa (Moringa spp.) from Ghana, Senegal and Zambia ; H. RODOLFO JULIANI, YUDY FONSECA, DAN ACQUAYE, HALIMU MALUMO, DIATTA MALAINY, JAMES E. SIMON ; 26. . Saro (Cinnamosma fragrans Baillon) essential oil: Application in Health and Medicine ; OLIVIER BEHRA, PASCAL DANTHU, SAMIRA SARTER, RINA RADANIELA, CESAR FOURCADE, ROGER RANDRIANARIVELO AND BORIS RANAIVOSOA, BERENGERE ARNAL-SCHNEBELEN ; 27. Essential Oil Bearing Plants from Kenya: Chemistry, Biological Activity and Applications ; JULIUS WANJOHI MWANGI, GRACE NJERI THOITHI AND ISAAC ONGUBO KIBWAGE ; 28. Comparison of Ginger extracts from Africa and Asia: Discovery of the Specificity of the Madagascar Ginger for the Cosmetic Industry ; FABIEN SCORZA, SERGE HOLDERITH, XAVIER ORMANCEY ; 29. Models of Benefit-Sharing Policy: Opportunities and Challenges in Ensuring Equitable Natural Product Discovery in Africa ; BENJAMIN D. NEIMARK ; AUTHOR INDEX ; SUBJECT INDEX

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/02/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780841269873
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 616
  • ID: 9780841269873
  • weight: 940
  • ISBN10: 0841269874

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