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African Natural Plant Products: New Discoveries and Challenges In Chemistry and Quality

Series: African Natural Plant Products Volume: 1

Edited By: H Rodolfo Juliani, James Simon and Chi-Tang Ho

616 pages, 23 b/w photos, 49 b/w line drawings

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Feb 2010 | #195133 | ISBN-13: 9780841269873
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About this book

Africa has been and continues to be a significant source of medicinal and aromatic plants and botanicals to the world's food, drug, herb and dietary supplement market, and in the past decade numerous African plant materials have established a strong international market presence. This book provides an excellent opportunity to delve into the current and future contributions that African plants can and will continue to make both internal to Africa and on the global stage. This book expertly covers various medicinal plants of African origin and the some of the latest basic and clinical research supporting their ongoing and potential uses in self-care and healthcare. This work also examines various issues and trends in medicinal plants from their uses in traditional medicine and ethnobotany, to our modern understanding of the plants chemistry and pharmacognosy, natural products chemistry and applications of medicinal plants, quality control, and models of benefit sharing.


Contents

Preface
Overview

1.: African Natural Plant Products: A Foreword to the Science and Challenges
2.: The Natural Products Industry: A Global and African Economic Perspective

Traditional Medicines from Africa
3.: Herbal Medicine in Swaziland: An Overview
4.: Baobab (Adansonia digitata L.): A Review of Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology
5.: Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.): A Review of Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology
6.: Popular Traditional Herbal Medicines from the J#olas of Essyl in the Rural Community of Enampor (Ziguinchor, S#n#gal): An Ethnographic Survey
7.: The Diversity of Medicinal Plants in Nigeria: An Overview

Chemistry, Pharmacognosy and Validation of Traditional Medicines
8.: Bioactivity and Bioactive Compounds of African Amaryllidaceae
9.: Biology and Chemistry of the Genus Aloe from Africa
10.: Chemistry and Biological Evaluation of Nigerian Plants with Anti-Diabetic Properties
11.: Antiplasmodial Activity of Twenty Essential Oils from Malagasy Aromatic Plants
12.: Traditional Medicinal Plants and Malaria in Africa
13.: The Golden Roots of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta
14.: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Ghana
15.: . Nicosan: A Phytomedicinal Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease
16.: Rooibos and Honeybush: Recent Advances in Chemistry, Biological Activity and Pharmacognosy
17.: Umckaloabo: From a Patent Remedy to a Modern Herbal Pharmaceutical based upon Pelargonium siodides with Clinically Proven Efficacy
18.: African Psychoactive Plants

Quality Control of African Natural Plant Products
19.: Quality and Safety of African Medicinal Plants
20.: Voacanga africana: Chemistry, Quality and Pharmacological Activity
21.: Quality Control and 5-HTP (5-Hydroxy-L-tryptophan) Analysis of Griffonia (Griffonia simplicifolia (DC.) Baill.) Seed Accessions Collected in Ghana
22.: Characterization of Essential Oils from Cinnamomum camphora T. Nees & Eberm and Ravensara aromatica Sonnerat from Madagascar
23.: Quality, and Consumer Studies in the USA of African Herbal Teas for the Natural Product Industry Development in Sub-Sahara Africa

Applications and Commericalization of African Natural Plant Products
24.: Moringa (Moringa oleifera): a Source of Food and Nutrition, Medicine and Industrial products
25.: Nutritional Assessment of Moringa (Moringa spp.) from Ghana, Senegal and Zambia
26.: . Saro (Cinnamosma fragrans Baillon) essential oil: Application in Health and Medicine
27.: Essential Oil Bearing Plants from Kenya: Chemistry, Biological Activity and Applications
28.: Comparison of Ginger extracts from Africa and Asia: Discovery of the Specificity of the Madagascar Ginger for the Cosmetic Industry
29.: Models of Benefit-Sharing Policy: Opportunities and Challenges in Ensuring Equitable Natural Product Discovery in Africa

Author Index
Subject Index


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Biography

H. Rodolfo Juliani is a Plant Biologist currently working as a Research Associate at the Plant Biology and Pathology Department at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He serve as the Quality Assurance and Quality Control Coordinator for the international development programs PFID/NP and ASNAPP, and as the Associate Director of the New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Products program (NUANPP).

James E. Simon is currently a Professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Plant Pathology, and serves as the Director of the New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Products Program, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, which seeks to identify new crop opportunities, new applications of bioactive and nutritious plant compounds and new products from fruits, vegetables and herbs including nutraceutical, bioactive and cosmetic ingredients.

Chi-Tang Ho is currently Professor II in the Department of Food Science, Rutgers University. He has published over 450 scientific articles, and is an editorial board member for a variety of publications, including the "Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry".

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