Medicinal Plant Research in Africa book cover

Medicinal Plant Research in Africa

Pharmacology and Chemistry

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.

Audience

Target academics are students and scientists in the field of Chemistry, phytochemistry, pharmacology, medicine, pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical biology.

Hardbound, 916 Pages

Published: July 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-405927-6

Contents

  • 1. Monoterpenes and Related Compounds from the Medicinal Plants of Africa
    Michel Kenne Tchimene, Christopher O. Okunji,Maurice Mmaduakolam Iwu and Victor Kuete

    2. Sesquiterpenes from the Medicinal Plants of Africa
    Maurice D. Awouafack, Pierre Tane, Victor Kuete and Jacobus N. Eloff

    3. Diterpenoids from the Medicinal Plants of Africa
    Louis Pergaud Sandjo and Victor Kuete

    4. Triterpenes and Steroids from the Medicinal Plants of Africa
    Louis Pergaud Sandjo and Victor Kuete

    5. Essential Oils from the Medicinal Plants of Africa
    Oladipupo A. Lawal and Isiaka A. Ogunwande

    6. Simple Phenols, Phenolic Acids, and Related Esters from the Medicinal Plants of Africa
    Guy B. Kougan, Turibio Tabopda, Victor Kuete and Robert Verpoorte

    7. Phenylpropanoids and Related Compounds from the Medicinal Plants of Africa
    Victor Kuete

    8. Coumarins and Related Compounds from the Medicinal Plants of Africa
    Herve´ Martial Poumale Poumale, Rebecca Hamm, Yanqing Zang, Yoshihito Shiono and Victor Kuete

    9. Flavonoids and Related Compounds from the Medicinal Plants of Africa
    Bathelemy Ngameni, Ghislain W. Fotso, Justin Kamga, Pantaleon Ambassa, Tchoukoua Abdou, Aime´ G. Fankam,
    Igor K. Voukeng, Bonaventure T. Ngadjui, Berhanu M. Abegaz and Victor Kuete

    10. Quinones and Benzophenones from the Medicinal Plants of Africa
    Kenneth O. Eyong, Victor Kuete and Thomas Efferth

    11. Xanthones and Anthranoids from the Medicinal Plants of Africa
    Ofentse Mazimba, Frederic Nana, Victor Kuete and Girija S. Singh

    12. Lignans and Stilbenes from African Medicinal Plants
    Apollinaire Tsopmo, Francis M. Awah and Victor Kuete

    13. Tannins and Related Compounds from Medicinal Plants of Africa
    Abdelaaty A. Shahat and Mohamed S. Marzouk

    14. Alkaloids from the Medicinal Plants of Africa
    Jean Duplex Wansi, Krishna Prasad Devkota, Emmanuel Tshikalange and Victor Kuete

    15. Ceramides, Cerebrosides, and Related Long Chains Containing Derivatives from the Medicinal Plants of Africa
    Louis Pergaud Sandjo and Victor Kuete

    16. Antibacterial, Antifungal, and Antiviral Activities of African Medicinal Plants
    Ashwell R. Ndhlala, Stephen O. Amoo, Bheki Ncube, Mack Moyo, Jerald J. Nair and Johannes Van Staden

    17. Antimalarial and Other Antiprotozoal Products from African Medicinal Plants
    Denis Zofou, Victor Kuete and Vincent P.K. Titanji

    18. Antiproliferative Potential of African Medicinal Plants
    Victor Kuete, Katrin Viertel and Thomas Efferth

    19. Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Activities of African Medicinal Plants
    Christian Agyare, David Darko Obiri, Yaw Duah Boakye and Newman Osafo

    20. Antidiabetes Activity of African Medicinal Plants
    Roland N. Ndip, Nicoline F. Tanih and Victor Kuete

    21. Antioxidant Activity of African Medicinal Plants
    Mikhail Olugbemiro Nafiu, Musa Oyewole Salawu and Mutiu Idowu Kazeem

    22. African Medicinal Plants Acting on the Reproductive, Cardiovascular, and Central Nervous Systems
    Emmanuel Mouafo Tekwu, Veronique Penlap Beng and Victor Kuete

    23. Legislation on Medicinal Plants in Africa
    Mainen Julius Moshi and Paulo Peter Mhame

    24. Medicinal Plants Market and Industry in Africa
    Jean P. Dzoyem, Emmanuel Tshikalange and Victor Kuete

Advertisement

advert image