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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Africa

Series: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World Volume: 3

By: Mohamed Neffati(Editor), Hanen Najjaa(Editor), Ákos Máthé(Editor)

50 colour illustrations, 50 tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Oct 2017 | #235958 | ISBN-13: 9789402411195
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NHBS Price: £139.99 $184/€159 approx

About this book

This volume in the series is devoted to Africa, a continent that possesses a vast treasure of medicinal plants and has produced some exclusive materials for the world market. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Africa is expected to strengthen the medicinal plant sector in African countries by making comprehensive information on medicinal and aromatic plants available to policy-makers and entrepreneurs. It can be used to frame effective policies and create an environment conducive to the growth of the plant-based medicine industry, bringing economic benefit to African nations. It will help health organizations to improve the health of their people by using their own resources and a less expensive system of medicine, which is accepted by African society. It could also lead scientific communities to increase R&D activities in the field.


Contents

Foreword Mohamed Neffati, Akos Mathe and Hanen Najjaa

1. Introduction to Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Africa; Akos Mathe, Mohamed Neffati and Hanen Najjaa
2. A review of African medicinal and aromatic plants; B.E. Van Wyk
3. Traditional use of medicinal and aromatic plants in Africa; Olufunke O. Fajinmi, Olaoluwa O. Olarewaju and J. Van Staden
4. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of World - Africa; Ossy MJ Kasilo, Mawuli Kofi-Tsekpo and Francis Gachathi
5. Some Important Aromatic and Medicinal Plants of Morocco; Saadia Zrira
6. Prunus africana (the African cherry); Melissa Rousseau, Claire Delvaux, Ezekiel Edward Mwakalukwa, Lawrence Mbwambo, Marie Caroline Momo Solefack, Harisoa Bako Ravaomanalina, Coert Geldenhuys, Ntamwira Niranda Seintsheng and Hans Beeckman
7. Bird plum Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl; Ahmad Cheikhyoussef and Alfred Maroyi
8. Aromatic and Medicinal plants of Tunisian Arid and Desert Zone used in Traditional Medicine, for Drug Discovery and Biotechnological Applications; Hanen Najjaa, Abdelkarim Ben Arfa, Akos Mathe and Mohamed Neffati
9. Promising indigenous and endemic medicinal plants from Mauritius; Mohamad Fawzi Mahomoodally, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Muhammad Zakariyyah Aumeeruddy
10. Some Wild Herbaceous Plants of Nigeria: Biological, Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Review; Sunday E. Atawodi, Mubarak L. Liman, Olufunsho D. Olowoniyi and Godwin O. Adejo
11. Some Wild growing Medicinal Trees of Nigeria: Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Therapeutical Potentials; Sunday E. Atawodi, Olufunsho D. Olowoniyi, Godwin O. Adejo and Mubarak L. Liman
12. Biological, Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Review of Some Cultivated Medicinal Plants of Nigeria; Sunday E. Atawodi, Olufunsho D. Olowoniyi, Godwin O. Adejo and Mubarak L. Liman
13. The halophytic genus Zygophyllum and Nitraria from North Africa: A phytochemical and pharmacological overview; Soumaya Bourgou, Wided Megdiche and Riadh Ksouri
14. In Vivo Anticandida Activity Of Three Traditionaly Used Medicinal Plants In East Africa; D.P. Kisangau, K. M. Hosea, H.V. M. Lyaruu, C. C. Josep, Z.H. Mbwambo, P.J. Masimba
15. Wild edible Allium from Arid zones of Tunisia: New perspectives of natural compounds; Najjaa Hanen, Abelkarim Ben Arfa and Mohamed Neffati
16. Utilization of Pteridophytes as Herbal Medicines in Sub-Saharan Africa; Alfred Maroyi


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