Phytochemical Profiling of Commercially Important South African Plants Book

Phytochemical Profiling of Commercially Important South African Plants


  • Author : Alvaro Viljoen
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128237809

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Phytochemical Profiling of Commercially Important South African Plants Excerpt :

Phytochemical Profiling of Commercially Important South African Plants comprises a carefully selected group of plant species that are of interest to researchers and industry partners who would like to investigate the commercialization of plant species. The book presents 25 botanicals selected based on commercial relevance. For each of the species, the following topics are covered: botanical description and distribution, phytochemistry (including chemical structures), HPTLC fingerprint analysis, UPLC analysis, and GC analysis (the latter only in the case of essential oil-bearing species). Using standard methodology, high-level chromatographic fingerprints have been developed for better understanding. Different methods are succinctly summarized allowing for the rapid identification of botanical raw materials and formulated consumer products. This book will be extremely valuable to researchers in the field who wish to rapidly identify the constituents and for those who want to prepare formulations of plant material for commercial applications. This work will also be a valuable resource in the field of pharmacognosy. Comprehensive chemical profiling of each species Fingerprints developed for non-volatile and volatile constituents Methods succinctly summarized to ensure reproducibility

Phytochemical Profiling of Commercially Important South African Plants Book

Phytochemical Profiling of Commercially Important South African Plants


  • Author : Alvaro Viljoen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-09-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128237793

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Phytochemical Profiling of Commercially Important South African Plants Excerpt :

Phytochemical Profiling of Commercially Important South African Plants comprises a carefully selected group of plant species that are of interest to researchers and industry partners who would like to investigate the commercialization of plant species. The book presents 25 botanicals selected based on commercial relevance. For each of the species, the following topics are covered: botanical description and distribution, phytochemistry (including chemical structures), HPTLC fingerprint analysis, UPLC analysis, and GC analysis (the latter only in the case of essential oil-bearing species). Using standard methodology, high-level chromatographic fingerprints have been developed for better understanding. Different methods are succinctly summarized allowing for the rapid identification of botanical raw materials and formulated consumer products. This book will be extremely valuable to researchers in the field who wish to rapidly identify the constituents and for those who want to prepare formulations of plant material for commercial applications. This work will also be a valuable resource in the field of pharmacognosy. Comprehensive chemical profiling of each species Fingerprints developed for non-volatile and volatile constituents Methods succinctly summarized to ensure reproducibility

Underexplored Medicinal Plants from Sub Saharan Africa Book

Underexplored Medicinal Plants from Sub Saharan Africa


  • Author : Namrita Lall
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-07
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128168219

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Underexplored Medicinal Plants from Sub Saharan Africa Excerpt :

Underexplored Medicinal Plants from Sub-Saharan Africa: Plants with Therapeutic Potential for Human Health examines a comprehensive selection of rarely explored plants that have been underestimated for their therapeutic value. The book contains monographs of medicinal plants, outlining their botanical description, geographical distribution, ethnobotanical usage, chemical constituents, sample and standard preparations and methods, and pharmacological properties. With expert contributors from South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Cameroon and Nigeria, and the compilation of ethnobotanical, taxonomic and pharmacologic information for each species, this book is a valuable resource for researchers, academics in pharmacology, ethnopharmacology, medicinal plant sciences, and more. Explores the therapeutic potential of a comprehensive selection of underexplored and underutilized medicinal plants in sub-Sahara Africa Provides a summary table of structures of any known natural products, including details of plant source (chapter) and observed activity (e.g. anticancer, antibacterial) Includes contributions from experts from South African, Mauritius, Seychelles, Cameroon and Nigeria

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants  Second Edition Book
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Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition


  • Author : Maurice M. Iwu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466571983

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Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition Excerpt :

With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural products market largely due to lack of practical information. This updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of more than 2,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine, with full-color photographs and references from over 1,100 publications. The first part of the book contains a catalog of the plants used as ingredients for the preparation of traditional remedies, including their medicinal uses and the parts of the plant used. This is followed by a pharmacognostical profile of 170 of the major herbs, with a brief description of the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers, and fruits and monographs with botanical names, common names, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents, and reported pharmacological activity. The second part of the book provides an introduction to African traditional medicine, outlining African cosmology and beliefs as they relate to healing and the use of herbs, health foods, and medicinal plants. This book presents scientific documentation of the correlation between the observed folk use and demonstrable biological activity, as well as the characterized constituents of the plants.

People s Plants Book

People s Plants


  • Author : Ben-Erik van Wyk
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre: Plants, Useful
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 1920217711

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People's Plants is a scientific review of all of the most important useful plants of southern Africa. It remains the first and only fully illustrated ethnobotanical reference source for southern Africa. In this expanded and updated second edition, traditional and contemporary uses of more than 700 plants are described and illustrated in 20 chapters, each dealing with a specific category of plant use. This fascinating book is a must for anyone interested in useful plants, new crop plants, medicinal plants, new product development, ecotourism, rural development, traditional crafts, African culture, ethnobotany and botany in general--Publisher's website.

Medicinal Plant Research in Africa Book

Medicinal Plant Research in Africa


  • Author : Victor Kuete
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2013-06-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 916
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124059368

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Medicinal Plant Research in Africa Excerpt :

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.

Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants Book

Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants


  • Author : Mahendra Rai
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-15
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000331004

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Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants Excerpt :

The book provides valuable information on wild plants and their ethnopharmacological properties, discussion on ethnobotany, phytotherapy, diversity, chemical and pharmacological properties including antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiprotozal properties. The chapters include a wide range of case studies, giving updated evidence on importance of wild plant resources from different countries including Nepal, India, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Peru, etc. In addition, some specific species are used to explain their potential properties. Discussing traditional usage and pharmacological properties of wild plants, this book is entirely different from other related publications and useful for the researchers working in the areas of conservation biology, botany, ethnobiology, ethnopharmacology, policy making, etc.

Medicinal Plants of the World Book

Medicinal Plants of the World


  • Author : Ben-Erik Van Wyk
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Materia medica, Vegetable
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9812329331

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Medicinal Plants of the World Excerpt :

Medicinal Plants of the World is a fully illustrated, comprehensive and scientifically accurate guide to the best-known and most important medicinal plants, and their uses, It includes plants of special commercial as well as historical interest. Features: More than 320 medicinal plants and their close relatives are described. Each entry gives a short description of the plant, the geographical origin, therapeutic category, uses and properties, preparation and dosage, active ingredients and pharmacological effects. More than 800 excellent full-colour photographs assist in the identification of the plants and related or similar plants. Introductory chapters explain the various healing cultures of the world, general concepts, common ailments and their treatment with modern phytomedicines and with traditional remedies and the study of active compounds and their pharmacological effects. A checklist of 900 of the most important and well-known medicinal plants of the world acts as a quick reference to each plant, listed alphabetically according to scientific name with the common names, family name, region of origin, therapeutic category and plant parts used. Also included is a glossary of medical and related terms.

Phytochemistry of Medicinal Plants Book

Phytochemistry of Medicinal Plants


  • Author : John T. Arnason
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9781489917782

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Phytochemistry of Medicinal Plants Excerpt :

Phytochemicals from medicinal plants are receiving ever greater attention in the scientific literature, in medicine, and in the world economy in general. For example, the global value of plant-derived pharmaceuticals will reach $500 billion in the year 2000 in the OECD countries. In the developing countries, over-the-counter remedies and "ethical phytomedicines," which are standardized toxicologically and clinically defined crude drugs, are seen as a promising low cost alternatives in primary health care. The field also has benefited greatly in recent years from the interaction of the study of traditional ethnobotanical knowledge and the application of modem phytochemical analysis and biological activity studies to medicinal plants. The papers on this topic assembled in the present volume were presented at the annual meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America, held in Mexico City, August 15-19, 1994. This meeting location was chosen at the time of entry of Mexico into the North American Free Trade Agreement as another way to celebrate the closer ties between Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The meeting site was the historic Calinda Geneve Hotel in Mexico City, a most appropriate site to host a group of phytochemists, since it was the address of Russel Marker. Marker lived at the hotel, and his famous papers on steroidal saponins from Dioscorea composita, which launched the birth control pill, bear the address of the hotel.

Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research Book
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Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research


  • Author : Milan S. Stankovic
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2020-02-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039281183

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Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research Excerpt :

The book entitled Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research describes various aspects of ethnopharmacological uses of medicinal plants; extraction, isolation, and identification of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants; various aspects of biological activity such as antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticancer, immunomodulatory activity, etc., as well as characterization of plant secondary metabolites as active substances from medicinal plants.

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants Book

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants


  • Author : Victor Kuete
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-05-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128004753

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Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants provides a detailed overview of toxicological studies relating to traditionally used medicinal plants in Africa, with special emphasis on the methodologies and tools used for data collection and interpretation. The book considers the physical parameters of these plants and their effect upon various areas of the body and human health, including chapters dedicated to genotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, cardiotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and specific organs and systems. Following this discussion of the effects of medicinal plants is a critical review of the guidelines and methods in use for toxicological research as well as the state of toxicology studies in Africa. With up-to-date research provided by a team of experts, Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants is an invaluable resource for researchers and students involved in pharmacology, toxicology, phytochemistry, medicine, pharmacognosy, and pharmaceutical biology. Offers a critical review of the methods used in toxicological survey of medicinal plants Provides up-to-date toxicological data on African medicinal plants and families Serves as a resource tool for students and scientists in the various areas of toxicology

Bioactive Phytochemicals Book

Bioactive Phytochemicals


  • Author : Vijay Kumar Gupta
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN 10 : 8170359643

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Bioactive Phytochemicals Excerpt :

Plant kingdom represents a vast emporium of untapped medicinal potential and play a vital role for the development of new drugs. The medicinal value of drug plants is due to the presence of some chemical compounds in the plant tissue that produce a definite physiological action on human body. Early societies learned through trial and error that many plants contained substances with significant curative properties and over the years the natural products became used in more refined ways leading ultimately to the use of pure single component "active ingredient" as drugs. However, the demands of modern medicine requires the evaluation of these plant bioactives using scientific methodologies and assays in order to gauge their potential in the management of the disease. Therefore, extracts and biomolecules with promising activity are unscrupulously screened for efficacy in order to determine if these products have a potential for commercial development. The present book "Bioactive Phytochemicals: Perspectives for Modern Medicine Vol. 1" presents the vast body of research on the subject and includes fifteen research and review communications written by eminent scientists and researchers from India, Brazil, China, Japan, Maxico, Singapore and South Africa and includes topics like - Bioactive pregnanes and cardenolides from Nerium olander; Chemical characteristics and health promoting potentials of flavonoids in the management of diabetes; Limonene: A systematic overview for its chemistry and bioactivity; Phytochemicals against liver disease I: Recent progress in the treatment of AFLD and NAFLD by natural drug products and their active chemical entities, in China and other countries; Phytochemicals against liver disease II: Recent progress in the treatment of liver fibrosis by natural drug products and their active chemical entities, in China and other countries; Anti-allergic leads from Indian medicinal plant; Essential oils from Brazilian Amazonia; Phytochemical and pharma

Essential Oil Research Book

Essential Oil Research


  • Author : Sonia Malik
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-06-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030165468

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This book highlights the advances in essential oil research, from the plant physiology perspective to large-scale production, including bioanalytical methods and industrial applications. The book is divided into 4 sections. The first one is focused on essential oil composition and why plants produce these compounds that have been used by humans since ancient times. Part 2 presents an update on the use of essential oils in various areas, including food and pharma industries as well as agriculture. In part 3 readers will find new trends in bioanalytical methods. Lastly, part 4 presents a number of approaches to increase essential oil production, such as in vitro and hairy root culture, metabolic engineering and biotechnology. Altogether, this volume offers a comprehensive look at what researchers have been doing over the last years to better understand these compounds and how to explore them for the benefit of the society.

African Herbal Pharmacopoeia Book

African Herbal Pharmacopoeia


  • Author : Thomas Brendler
  • Publisher : Bernan Press(PA)
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Botany, Medical
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9990389098

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African Herbal Pharmacopoeia Excerpt :

The African Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AfrHP) provides comprehensive, up to date botanical, commercial and phytochemical information on over fifty of the most important African medicinal plants. The technical data were made on plant samples sourced from across the continent. These monographs prepared by leading African scientists, have been reviewed by international experts. Additional data includes micro morphology of the plant material, distribution maps and TLC Chromatograms. These data are crucial for producers, collectors and traders in medicinal plants and extracts as well as researchers, manufacturers and practitioners. The scope, quality and standard of these herbal monographs are comparable to those prepared in Europe, North America and Asia. Whilst this is the very first edition, it is being proposed to proceed to a second edition, quickly, as more plant species will be covered.