Medicinal Plant Research in Africa

Pharmacology and Chemistry

Edited by

  • Victor Kuete, Faculty of Science University of Dschang, Cameroon

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.
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Audience

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

 

Book information

  • Published: July 2013
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-405927-6

Reviews

"...a felicitous overview that is well represented and destined to boost well deserved interest in African medicinal plant research." --Herbalgram,May-July 2014




Table of 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