African Natural Plant Products: New Discoveries and by Chi-Tang Ho, H. Rodolfo Juliani, James Simon

By Chi-Tang Ho, H. Rodolfo Juliani, James Simon

Africa has been and is still an important resource of medicinal and fragrant crops and botanicals to the world's nutrition, drug, herb and nutritional complement marketplace, and long ago decade various African plant fabrics have demonstrated a robust overseas industry presence. This publication presents a good chance to delve into the present and destiny contributions that African crops can and should proceed to make either inner to Africa and at the worldwide level. This booklet expertly covers quite a few medicinal crops of African beginning and the a number of the most up-to-date simple and medical learn aiding their ongoing and capability makes use of in self-care and healthcare. This paintings additionally examines a variety of concerns and developments in medicinal vegetation from their makes use of in conventional drugs and ethnobotany, to our sleek knowing of the vegetation chemistry and pharmacognosy, average items chemistry and functions of medicinal vegetation, quality controls, and versions of gain sharing.

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The stem bark contains flavonoids, polyphenols, steroids and tannins (15). Leaves of the plant are also used for treating nausea (11). The plant also has antidiabetic and antimalarial properties (41,42). Oxygonum dregeanum Meisn. [tinkhobe tagogo, starstalk] (Polygonaceae) decoction of the bulb is used for infertility in women (26). Parinari capensis Harv. [umkhuna/umvalandlebe, jacket plum] (Rosaceae) root decoction is used as tonic during pregnancy (26). Peltophorum africanum Sond. [sikhabamkhombo, African wattle] (Fabaceae) stem bark decoction is used for menorrhagia and obstructed labour.

Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Mbabane, 1981, pp. 5-36. 24. ; Ajaiyeoba, E. O. Pharmacognosy Magazine 2006, 2, 119-122. 25. Motlhanka, D. M. ; Houghton, P. ;Hylands, P. J. Planta Med. 2006, 72, 11. 26. Amusan, O. O. ; Sukati, N. ; Shongwe, M. S. J. Nat. Rem. 2005, 5, 1928. 27. Tshikalange, T. ; Meyer, J. ; Hussein, A. A. J. Ethnopharmacol. 2005, 96, 515-519. 28. Watt, J. ; Breyer-Brandwijk, M. G. Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of Southern and Eastern Africa, E & S. , Edinburgh, 1962.

The root bark contains flavonoids, glycosides, polyphenols and tannins (15). The plant also has strong anti-Candida activity (64). Morella pilulifera (Rendle) Killick [umlulama/umbhemiso, broad-leaved wax berry] (Myrtaceae) root powder is used for headache (11). The root bark decoction is also used for headache. The root bark contains alkaloids, flavonoids, polyphenols and tannins (15). ) Radlk [umtsatse, sneezewood] (Ptaeroxylaceae) stem is used for headache (11). Stylochiton natalense Schott [umfanakamacetjane, bushveld arum] (Araceae) root bark is also used in the treatment of headache (12).

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