eBook Medicinal Plant Research in Africa, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124059368
  • ISBN-13: 9780124059368
  • DDC: 615.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 916 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

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.The book contains data of biologically active plants of Africa, plant occurring compounds and synthesis pathways of secondary metabolites. This book explores the essence of natural substances from African medicinal plants and their pharmacological potential. The authors are world reknowned African Scientists.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the Editor.
Preface.
List of Contributors.
1: Monoterpenes and Related Compounds from the Medicinal Plants of Africa.
2: Sesquiterpenes from the Medicinal Plants of Africa.
3: Diterpenoids from the Medicinal Plants of Africa.
4: Triterpenes and Steroids from the Medicinal Plants of Africa.
5: Essential Oils from the Medicinal Plants of Africa.
6: Simple Phenols, Phenolic Acids, and Related Esters from the Medicinal Plants of Africa.
7: Phenylpropanoids and Related Compounds from the Medicinal Plants of Africa.
8: Coumarins and Related Compounds from the Medicinal Plants of Africa.
9: Flavonoids and Related Compounds from the Medicinal Plants of Africa.
10: Quinones and Benzophenones from the Medicinal Plants of Africa.
11: Xanthones and Anthranoids from the Medicinal Plants of Africa.
12: Lignans and Stilbenes from African Medicinal Plants.
13: Tannins and Related Compounds from Medicinal Plants of Africa.
14: Alkaloids from the Medicinal Plants of Africa.
15: Ceramides, Cerebrosides, and Related Long Chains Containing Derivatives from the Medicinal Plants of Africa.
16: Antibacterial, Antifungal, and Antiviral Activities of African Medicinal Plants.
17: Antimalarial and Other Antiprotozoal Products from African Medicinal Plants.
18: Antiproliferative Potential of African Medicinal Plants.
19: Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Activities of African Medicinal Plants.
20: Antidiabetes Activity of African Medicinal Plants.
21: Antioxidant Activity of African Medicinal Plants.
22: African Medicinal Plants Acting on the Reproductive, Cardiovascular, and Central Nervous Systems.
23: Legislation on Medicinal Plants in Africa.
24: Medicinal Plants Market and Industry in Africa.