African Natural Plant Products: Volume II - Discoveries and Challenges in Chemistry, Health, and Nutrition (ACS Symposium Series)

African Natural Plant Products: Volume II - Discoveries and Challenges in Chemistry, Health, and Nutrition (ACS Symposium Series)

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

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The American Chemical Society Symposium book African Natural Plant Products was originally conceived as a vehicle to present scientific discoveries, challenges, and to create a dialogue focused on African natural products, an area still very underexplored as a vehicle to benefit the African people. And yet, scientists realized early on the remarkable diversity and range of African plants and products being used for a wide variety of applications (foods, flavorings, medicine, nutrition and health). This series is to provide a scientific stimulus for greater research, enhanced collaboration, and confirmation and/or validation on the uses and importance of African natural plant products, particularly those steeped in a rich traditional history. The Volume II "Discoveries and Challenges in Chemistry, Health and Nutrition" is a new installment of an international effort to provide a communication platform for scientists to share their interest in African plants and products. The book seeks to promote the identification of new uses and applications that can contribute to the development of the African continent, as the value of plant uses emerges from the interaction of the rich biodiversity of the African ecosystems with societies and cultures. The focus will expand to include health and nutritional considerations in addition to the core natural product chemistry and continue to present new findings.

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H. Rodolfo Juliani, James E. Simon, and Chi-Tang Ho are affiliated with the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University.


Preface ; Traditional Medicines from Africa ; 1. Euphorbia tirucalli L. (Euphorbiaceae) - The Miracle Tree: Current Status ; of Knowledge ; Julius Mwine, Patrick Van Damme, Bernadetta Rina Hastilestari, and ; Jutta Papenbrock ; 2. Marula [Sclerocarya birrea (A.Rich) Hochst]: A Review of Traditional Uses, ; Phytochemistry, and Pharmacology ; Gerhard Prinsloo and Renee A. Street ; 3. Piper guineense (Piperaceae): Chemistry, Traditional Uses, and Functional ; Properties of West African Black Pepper ; H. Rodolfo Juliani, A. R. Koroch, L. Giordano, L. Amekuse, S. Koffa, ; J. Asante-Dartey, and J. E. Simon ; Chemistry , Pharmacognosy, and Validation of Traditional Medicines ; 4. Hypoxis hemerocallidea (African potato): A Botanical Whose Time Has Come? ; David R. Katerere ; 5. Pycnanthus angolensis: Bioactive Compounds and Medicinal Applications ; Kelsey Gustafson, Qing-Li Wu, Julie Asante-Dartey, and James E. Simon ; 6. Prospects of Croton membranaceus for Prostate Health ; A. A. Appiah, W. A. Asomaning, I. V. Oppong, G. Duker-Eshun, J. Clement, ; L. K. N. Okine, G. Achel, O. Gyampo, S. Adjei, A. K. Nyarko, F. A. Aboagye, ; and D. A. Edoh ; 7. Utilization of Medicinal Plants and Their Products in the Treatment and ; Control of Disease in Fish ; Albert P. Ekanem and Austin I. Obiekezie ; 8. Rooibos: Effect on Iron Status in South African Adults at Risk for ; Coronary Heart Disease ; Jeanine L Marnewick, Irma Venter, Fanie Rautenbach, Henry Neethling, and ; Maritha Kotze ; Secoiridoid Glucosides from Fraxinus Excelsior with Effects on ; LPS-Induced Nitrite Production in RAW 264.7 Macrophages and Human ; Cancer Cell Lines ; Naisheng Bai, Kan He, Marc Roller, Ching-Shu Lai, Xi Shao, Min-Hsiung Pan, ; and Chi-Tang Ho ; 10. Nutritional Value of Fonio (Digitaria exilis) from Senegal ; Adolfina R. Koroch, H. Rodolfo Juliani, and James E. Simon ; Quality Control of African Natural Plant Products ; 11. African Nightshades and African Eggplants: Taxonomy, Crop ; Management, Utilization, and Phytonutrients ; Ray-Yu Yang and Chris Ojiewo ; 12. Quality Characteristics of Shea Butter, Vitellaria paradoxa ; Hee Seung Nahm, H. Rodolfo Juliani, and James E. Simon ; 13. Guidelines for Quality Control during Preclinical Testing of African ; Traditional Medicines ; Renee A. Street, Gerhard Prinsloo, and Nceba Gqaleni ; Applications and Commercialization of African Natural Plants ; Products as Foods and for Health and Nutrition ; 14. Hibiscus sabdariffa: Phytochemistry, Quality Control, and Health ; Properties ; Tom Villani, H. Rodolfo Juliani, James E. Simon, and Qing-Li Wu ; 15. Increasing Micronutrient Availability from Food in Sub-Saharan Africa ; with Indigenous Vegetables ; Ray-Yu Yang, Sahrah Fischer, Peter M. Hanson, and J. D. H. Keatinge ; 16. Morphologic and Biochemical Diversity of Peasant's Baobab Tree ; (Adansonia digitata L.) Morphotypes in Senegal ; Diaminatou Sanogo, Babacar Diedhiou, Abdoulaye Diop, Haby Sanou, ; Mactar Thiome, Yaye Kene Gassama, and Emmanuel Bassene ; 17. The Role of African Indigenous Plants in Promoting Food Security and ; Health ; Lorraine S. Cordeiro ; 18. An Assessment of the Essential Oil and Aromatic Plant Industry with a ; Focus on Africa ; Ramu Govindasamy, Surendran Arumugam, and James E. Simon ; Editors' Biographies ; Author Index ; Subject Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/06/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780841228047
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780841228047
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 0841228043

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