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African Natural Plant Products, Volume 2: Discoveries and Challenges in Chemistry, Health, and Nutrition

A discussion of the latest findings on the chemical properties of African plant products
Stems from an ongoing symposium of the American Chemical Society

Series: African Natural Plant Products Volume: 2

By: H Rodolfo Juliani (Editor), James E Simon (Editor), Chi-Tang Ho (Editor)

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Jun 2014 | #214078 | ISBN-13: 9780841228047
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About this book

The American Chemical Society Symposium book African Natural Plant Products was originally conceived as a vehicle to present scientific discoveries, challenges, and to create a dialogue focused on African natural products, an area still very underexplored as a vehicle to benefit the African people. And yet, scientists realized early on the remarkable diversity and range of African plants and products being used for a wide variety of applications (foods, flavorings, medicine, nutrition and health). African Natural Plant Products, Volume 2 is to provide a scientific stimulus for greater research, enhanced collaboration, and confirmation and/or validation on the uses and importance of African natural plant products, particularly those steeped in a rich traditional history.

Volume 2 is a new installment of an international effort to provide a communication platform for scientists to share their interest in African plants and products. African Natural Plant Products, Volume 2 seeks to promote the identification of new uses and applications that can contribute to the development of the African continent, as the value of plant uses emerges from the interaction of the rich biodiversity of the African ecosystems with societies and cultures. The focus will expand to include health and nutritional considerations in addition to the core natural product chemistry and continue to present new findings.



Traditional Medicines from Africa
1. Euphorbia tirucalli L. (Euphorbiaceae) DS The Miracle Tree: Current Status of Knowledge
Julius Mwine, Patrick Van Damme, Bernadetta Rina Hastilestari, and Jutta Papenbrock
2. Marula [Sclerocarya birrea (A.Rich) Hochst]: A Review of Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacology
Gerhard Prinsloo and Renee A. Street
3. Piper guineense (Piperaceae): Chemistry, Traditional Uses, and Functional Properties of West African Black Pepper
H. Rodolfo Juliani, A. R. Koroch, L. Giordano, L. Amekuse, S. Koffa, J. Asante-Dartey, and J. E. Simon

Chemistry , Pharmacognosy, and Validation of Traditional Medicines
4. Hypoxis hemerocallidea (African potato): A Botanical Whose Time Has Come?
David R. Katerere
5. Pycnanthus angolensis: Bioactive Compounds and Medicinal Applications
Kelsey Gustafson, Qing-Li Wu, Julie Asante-Dartey, and James E. Simon
6. Prospects of Croton membranaceus for Prostate Health
A. A. Appiah, W. A. Asomaning, I. V. Oppong, G. Duker-Eshun, J. Clement, L. K. N. Okine, G. Achel, O. Gyampo, S. Adjei, A. K. Nyarko, F. A. Aboagye, and D. A. Edoh
7. Utilization of Medicinal Plants and Their Products in the Treatment and Control of Disease in Fish
Albert P. Ekanem and Austin I. Obiekezie
8. Rooibos: Effect on Iron Status in South African Adults at Risk for Coronary Heart Disease
Jeanine L Marnewick, Irma Venter, Fanie Rautenbach, Henry Neethling, and Maritha Kotze
9. Secoiridoid Glucosides from Fraxinus Excelsior with Effects on LPS-Induced Nitrite Production in RAW 264.7 Macrophages and Human Cancer Cell Lines
Naisheng Bai, Kan He, Marc Roller, Ching-Shu Lai, Xi Shao, Min-Hsiung Pan, and Chi-Tang Ho
10. Nutritional Value of Fonio (Digitaria exilis) from Senegal
Adolfina R. Koroch, H. Rodolfo Juliani, and James E. Simon

Quality Control of African Natural Plant Products
11. African Nightshades and African Eggplants: Taxonomy, Crop Management, Utilization, and Phytonutrients
Ray-Yu Yang and Chris Ojiewo
12. Quality Characteristics of Shea Butter, Vitellaria paradoxa
Hee Seung Nahm, H. Rodolfo Juliani, and James E. Simon
13. Guidelines for Quality Control during Preclinical Testing of African Traditional Medicines
Renee A. Street, Gerhard Prinsloo, and Nceba Gqaleni

Applications and Commercialization of African Natural Plants: Products as Foods and for Health and Nutrition
14. Hibiscus sabdariffa: Phytochemistry, Quality Control, and Health Properties
Tom Villani, H. Rodolfo Juliani, James E. Simon, and Qing-Li Wu
15. Increasing Micronutrient Availability from Food in Sub-Saharan Africa with Indigenous Vegetables
Ray-Yu Yang, Sahrah Fischer, Peter M. Hanson, and J. D. H. Keatinge
16. Morphologic and Biochemical Diversity of Peasant's Baobab Tree (Adansonia digitata L.) Morphotypes in Senegal
Diaminatou Sanogo, Babacar Diedhiou, Abdoulaye Diop, Haby Sanou, Mactar Thiome, Yaye Kene Gassama, and Emmanuel Bassene
17. The Role of African Indigenous Plants in Promoting Food Security and Health
Lorraine S. Cordeiro
18. An Assessment of the Essential Oil and Aromatic Plant Industry with a Focus on Africa
Ramu Govindasamy, Surendran Arumugam, and James E. Simon

Editors' Biographies
Author Index
Subject Index

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H. Rodolfo Juliani, James E. Simon, and Chi-Tang Ho are affiliated with the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University.

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