Medicinal Plant Research in Africa : Pharmacology and Chemistry
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.
- Hardback | 916 pages
- 160.02 x 233.68 x 55.88mm | 1,360.77g
- 15 Jul 2013
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- United States
Table of contents
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
"...a felicitous overview that is well represented and destined to boost well deserved interest in African medicinal plant research." --Herbalgram,May-July 2014
About Dr. Victor Kuete
Dr. Victor Kuete is a scholar-scientist at the University of Dschang, Cameroon. Dr. Kuete has been a fellow of TWAS (2007), AUF (2008), DAAD (2009), University of Mainz-Germany (2010), Alexander von Humboldt (2012-2014), etc., and International Foundation for Science Grantee (2008-2009; 2012-2013). His Research Programme is focused on Pharmacognosy and Dr. Kuete mainly investigates African medicinal plants and isolated compounds as potential antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-proliferative agents. Dr. Kuete is the author of more than 120 scientific publications related to the bioactivity of medicinal plants and their derived products, and has also authored several books and more than forty book chapters.