Underexplored Medicinal Plants from Sub-Saharan Africa - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128168141, 9780128168219

Underexplored Medicinal Plants from Sub-Saharan Africa

1st Edition

Plants with Therapeutic Potential for Human Health

Editors: Namrita Lall
Paperback ISBN: 9780128168141
eBook ISBN: 9780128168219
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th November 2019
Page Count: 358
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Professors and graduate students in the areas of medicinal plant science, pharmacognosy, phyto-chemistry, phytomedicine and herbal science courses, as well as those discovery and development scientists engaged in natural product research in the pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical industries

Table of Contents

1. Acalypha integrifolia subsp. integrifolia
Nawraj Rummun, Cláudia Baider, Theeshan Bahorun, and Vidushi S. Neergheen-Bhujun
2. Aloe lomatophylloides
Joyce Govinden Soulange, Devina Lobine, Mala Ranghoo Sanmukhiya, Melanie J.R. Howes, and Paul Chazot
3. Aloe macra
Joyce Govinden Soulange, Mala Ranghoo Sanmukhiya, Devina Lobine, Christophe Lavergne, Melanie J.R. Howes, and Paul Chazot
4. Aloe purpurea
Mala Ranghoo Sanmukhiya, Joyce Govinden Soulange, Devina Lobine, Melanie J.R. Howes, and Paul Chazot
5. Aloe spicata
Bianca Fibrich and Namrita Lall
6. Aloe tormentorii
Devina Lobine, Mala Ranghoo Sanmukhiya, Joyce Govinden Soulange, Kersley Pynee, Melanie J.R. Howes, and Paul Chazot
7. Bauhinia galpinii
Joseph O. Erhabo and Lyndy J. McGaw
8. Bruguiera gymnorhiza
Nabilah Sadeer, Nadeem Nazurally, Rajesh Jeewon, and Fawzi Mahomoodally
9. Buddleja saligna
Danielle Twilley and Namrita Lall
10. Combretum molle
Sunelle Rademan and Namrita Lall
11. Commelina benghalensis
Bianca Fibrich and Namrita Lall
12. Elaeodendron transvaalense
Emmanual T. Tshikalange and Fatimah Lawal
13. Equisetum ramosissimum
Karina Szuman and Namrita Lall
14. Eriosema kraussianum
Riana Kleynhans, Ivy Masefako Makena, and Babalwa Matsiliza-Mlathi
15. Erythrophleum lasianthum
Sipho Chauke and Quenton Kritzinger
16. Euclea natalensis
Carel B. Oosthuizen and Namrita Lall
17. Eugenia crassipetala
Mala Ranghoo Sanmukhiya, Joyce Govinden Soulange, Jean-Claude Sevastian, Avinash Budloo, Rachel Brunchault, and Srutee Ramprosand
18. Eugenia tinifolia
Nawraj Rummun, Cláudia Baider, Theeshan Bahorun, and Vidushi S. Neergheen-Bhujun
19. Ficus glumosa
Analike Blom van Staden and Namrita Lall
20. Ficus lutea
Analike Blom van Staden and Namrita Lall
21. Ficus sur
Analike Blom van Staden and Namrita Lall
22. Greyia radlkoferi
Marco Nuno De Canha and Namrita Lall
23. Haemanthus albiflos
Balungile Madikizela and Lyndy Joy McGaw
24. Heteropyxis canescens
Dikonketso Bodiba and Namrita Lall
25. Heteropyxis dehniae
Dikonketso Bodiba and Namrita Lall
26. Hypericum revolutum subsp. revolutum
Analike Blom van Staden and Namrita Lall
27. Juncus effusus
Carel B. Oosthuizen, Matthew Fisher, and Namrita Lall
28. Lannea schweinfurthii
Fatimah Lawal and T.E. Tshikalange
29. Lippia scaberrima
Anna-mari Kok and Namrita Lall
30. Newtonia buchananii
Katlego Ellena Motlhatlego and Lyndy J. McGaw
31. Nymphaea caerulea
Carel B. Oosthuizen, Matthew Fisher, and Namrita Lall
32. Ocimum labiatum
Isa A. Lambrechts and Namrita Lall
33. Phyllanthus phillyreifolius
Mohamad Fawzi Mahomoodally, Beebee Noushreen Kissoon, and Sameerchand Pudaruth
34. Plantago longissima
Bianca Fibrich and Namrita Lall
35. Plectranthus ecklonii
Isa A. Lambrechts and Namrita Lall
36. Plectranthus neochilus
Isa A. Lambrechts and Namrita Lall
37. Rapanea melanophloeos
Analike Blom van Staden and Namrita Lall
38. Ravenala madagascariensis
Shanoo Suroowan and Fawzi Mahomoodally
39. Searsia lancea
Murunwa Madzinga and Quenton Kritzinger
40. Siphonochilus aethiopicus
Anna-Mari Reid and Namrita Lall
41. Stillingia lineata subsp. lineata
Nawraj Rummun, Cláudia Baider, Theeshan Bahorun, and Vidushi S. Neergheen-Bhujun
42. Terminalia bentzoe subsp. bentzoe
Nawraj Rummun, Cláudia Baider, Theeshan Bahorun, and Vidushi S. Neergheen-Bhujun
43. Terminalia prunioides
Fatimah Lawal and T.E. Tshikalange
44. Vigna unguiculata
Sipho Chauke and Quenton Kritzinger
45. Wikstroemia indica
Shanoo Suroowan and Fawzi Mahomoodally
46. Zantedeschia aethiopica
Karina Szuman and Namrita Lall

Details

No. of pages:
358
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2020
Published:
8th November 2019
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128168141
eBook ISBN:
9780128168219

About the Editor

Namrita Lall

Professor Namrita Lall is truly passionate about evaluating the wonders of medicinal plants and not only concludes her findings on collating information on ethnobotanical usage, but takes it beyond proving their efficacy and eventually resulting in valuable pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical products. Prof Lall is a distinguished scientist in Medicinal Plant Science at the University of Pretoria. Prof Lall is internationally recognised as a leading scholar in the field of Phytomedicine, which is reflected by her recent appointments as an adjunct Professor at the School of Natural Resources University of Missouri, USA (Dept is 1 of the top 15 in the world), a Senior Research fellow at the Bio-Tech R&D Institute, Jamaica and an adjunct faculty at JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, India. She has been placed in the Essential Science Indicators list of the top 1% of publication outputs (citations) in the discipline pharmacology and toxicology. She has international recognition for her research into the potential of medicinal plants for pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical purposes. She has made a significant contribution to the field of Medicinal Plant science. Several medicinal plants with valuable biological activities have been discovered, which led to several national and international patents. She has co-authored about 135 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and 24 book chapters. The book by Prof Lall, entitled ‘Medicinal Plants for Holistic Health and Well-being’, was published by Elsevier in 2018. Among several awards received in recognition for her work, a few are “The Order of Mapungubwe”, South Africa’s highest honour, Distinguished Young Women in Science Award, prestigious United Kingdom Royal Society/National Research Foundation award and UNESCO-L’Oreal Award for Women in Science. Prof Lall has presented numerous keynotes and plenary talks at international conferences. She has demonstrated a commitment to community development by interacting positively with traditional health practitioners and engaging them in advancing traditional medicines towards conventional pharmaceutical products.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Medicinal Plant Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

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