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Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa

Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa Book
Author : Victor Kuete
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-01-14
ISBN : 0128094419
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa: Therapeutic Potential against Metabolic, Inflammatory, Infectious and Systemic Diseases provides a detailed look at medicinal spices and vegetables that have proven safe-and-effective for consumption and the treatment of diseases, including infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. It provides pharmacological evidence, such as the latest information related to efficacy and safety data, in vitro and in vivo studies, clinical trials, and more, to illustrate the use of these spices and vegetables as both palliative and alternative treatments with the goal of furthering research in this area to produce safer and more effective drugs. Provides scientific evidence for the potential of medicinal spices and vegetables used in Africa to fight metabolic, inflammatory, and infectious diseases Includes a review of the latest methods used to investigate the effects of medicinal plants in the treatment of disease Offers an updated resource for students sand scientists in the fields of pharmaceutical science, pharmacognosy, complementary and alternative medicine, ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, biochemistry, and more

Lost Crops of Africa

Lost Crops of Africa Book
Author : National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Development, Security, and Cooperation
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2006-10-27
ISBN : 9780309164542
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report is the second in a series of three evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes the characteristics of 18 little-known indigenous African vegetables (including tubers and legumes) that have potential as food- and cash-crops but are typically overlooked by scientists and policymakers and in the world at large. The book assesses the potential of each vegetable to help overcome malnutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and create sustainable landcare in Africa. Each species is described in a separate chapter, based on information gathered from and verified by a pool of experts throughout the world. Volume I describes African grains and Volume III African fruits.

Biodiversity Natural Products and Cancer Treatment

Biodiversity  Natural Products and Cancer Treatment Book
Author : Victor Kuete,Thomas Efferth
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2014-07-15
ISBN : 9814583529
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is the first of its kind in bringing together biodiversity, chemical ecology, phytochemistry and cancer therapy. The highlight of the book is an exhaustive compilation of scientific data on biodiversity of medicinal plants, biodiversity and metagenomics, chemical ecology of medicinal plants, chemical ecology of marine organisms, natural products from terrestrial microbial organisms with activity towards cancer cells, marine organisms, ethnopharmacology and phytotherapy, contribution of African flora in world fight against cancer, natural products derived from terrestrial plants with activity towards cancer cells and established anticancer drugs from natural origin. The book discusses the state-of-the-art of each topic to serve as reference resource tools for graduate students as well as scientists and scholars in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, organic chemistry and biochemistry, pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, ethnomedicine and ethnopharmacology, complementary and alternative medicine, medical and public health sciences and others. It includes cutting-edge developments in anticancer discovery from both medicinal plants and organisms. Contents:Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants (Kirsten Yacoub, Katharina Cibis and Corinna Risch)Biodiversity and Metagenomics (Eva-Maria Surmann and Thomas Efferth)Chemical Ecology of Medicinal Plants (Christian Kersten, Stephanie Lenz and Janina Wich)Chemical Ecology of Marine Organisms (André Antunes and Thomas Efferth)Natural Products from Terrestrial Microbial Organisms with Cytotoxic Cell Cycle Inhibitors (Theresa Dreis, Caroline Gartner, Julia Krebs and Mathias Schneider)Marine Compounds (Jennifer Honek and Thomas Efferth)Ethnopharmacology and Phytotherapy (Ariane Löhnert, Susanne Löhnert, Viktoriya Mogilevskaya and Sandra Schick)Contribution of African Flora in a Global Fight Against Cancer (Victor Kuete and Thomas Efferth)Natural Products Derived from Terrestrial Plants with Activity Towards Cancer Cells (Sonia Falenska, Ina Kirmes, Stephanie Kletting, Irini Karagianni and Karen Duffy)Established Anticancer Drugs from Natural Origin (Clara Becker, Kerstin Hoffmann, Laura Hoffmann, Tanya King, Franziska Faulstich, Katrin Viertel, Victor Kuete and Thomas Efferth) Readership: Graduate students and scientists in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, ethnomedicine & ethnopharmacology, compementary & alternative medicine, public health. Key Features:This book is the first of its kind bringing together biodiversity, chemical ecology, phytochemistry and cancer therapyThe book provides the state-of-the-art in anticancer discovery from medicinal plantsThe book also provides the state-of-the-art in anticancer discovery from marine organismsKeywords:Biodiversity;Cancer;Marine Products;Natural Products;Established Drugs

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants  Second Edition Book
Author : Maurice M. Iwu
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-02-04
ISBN : 1466571985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Culinary Herbs and Spices

Culinary Herbs and Spices Book
Author : Elizabeth I Opara,Magali Chohan
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release : 2021-08-09
ISBN : 1839163259
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Culinary herbs and spices have been recognised globally for their dietary and medicinal uses for centuries. A growing body of research is acknowledging their health-promoting properties as well as their therapeutic potential with reference to a number of chronic non-communicable diseases including cancer and type 2 diabetes. The aim of this book is to bring together current knowledge of thirty of the most commonly used culinary herbs and spices globally in an accessible dictionary format. For each culinary herb or spice the following is covered: origin and history of use, including their use in food preservation and for medicinal purposes; nutritional composition; chemistry; sensory properties; adulteration; current and emerging research concerning their bioactive properties and their health promoting and therapeutic potential; safety; and adverse effects. The book is a central source of information for those who have a general interest in these foods, are studying plant and food science and nutrition, and who practice or have an interest in the culinary arts.

CRC Handbook of Medicinal Spices

CRC Handbook of Medicinal Spices Book
Author : James A. Duke
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2002-09-27
ISBN : 1420040480
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Let food be your medicine, medicine your food."-Hippocrates, 2400 B.C.When the "Father of Medicine" uttered those famous words, spices were as important for medicine, embalming, preserving food, and masking bad odors as they were for more mundane culinary matters. Author James A. Duke predicts that spices such as capsicum, cinnamon, garlic, ginger

Novel Plant Bioresources

Novel Plant Bioresources Book
Author : Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-04-03
ISBN : 1118460588
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Novel Plant Bioresources: Applications in Food, Medicine andCosmetics serves as the definitive source of information onunder-utilized plant species, and fills a key niche in ourunderstanding of the relationship of human beings withunder-utilized plants. By covering applications in food, medicineand cosmetics, the book has a broad appeal. In a climate of growing awareness about the perils ofbiodiversity loss, the world is witnessing an unprecedentedinterest in novel plants, which are increasingly prized for theirpotential use in aromas, dyes, foods, medicines and cosmetics. Thisbook highlights these plants and their uses. After an introductorysection which sets the scene with an overview of the historical andlegislative importance of under-utilized plants, the main fourparts of the book are dedicated to the diverse potentialapplication of novel plant bioresources in Food, Medicine,Ethnoveterinary Medicine and Cosmetics. Examples and contributors are drawn from Africa, Europe, the USAand Asia. The economic, social, and cultural aspects ofunder-utilized plant species are addressed, and the book provides amuch needed boost to the on-going effort to focus attention onunder-utilized plant species and conservation initiatives. Byfocusing on novel plants and the agenda for sustainableutilization, Novel Plant Bioresources highlights key issuesrelevant to under-utilized plant genetic resources, and bringstogether international scholars on this important topic.

Medicinal Plant Research in Africa

Medicinal Plant Research in Africa Book
Author : Victor Kuete
Publisher : Newnes
Release : 2013-06-19
ISBN : 0124059368
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Handbook of Herbs and Spices

Handbook of Herbs and Spices Book
Author : K. V. Peter
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2012-08-13
ISBN : 0857095676
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Herbs and spices are among the most versatile ingredients in food processing, and alongside their sustained popularity as flavourants and colourants they are increasingly being used for their natural preservative and potential health-promoting properties. An authoritative new edition in two volumes, Handbook of herbs and spices provides a comprehensive guide to the properties, production and application of a wide variety of commercially-significant herbs and spices. Volume 1 begins with an introduction to herbs and spices, discussing their definition, trade and applications. Both the quality specifications for herbs and spices and the quality indices for spice essential oils are reviewed in detail, before the book goes on to look in depth at individual herbs and spices, ranging from basil to vanilla. Each chapter provides detailed coverage of a single herb or spice and begins by considering origins, chemical composition and classification. The cultivation, production and processing of the specific herb or spice is then discussed in detail, followed by analysis of the main uses, functional properties and toxicity. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, the two volumes of the new edition of Handbook of herbs and spices are an essential reference for manufacturers using herbs and spices in their products. They also provide valuable information for nutritionists and academic researchers. Provides a comprehensive guide to the properties, production and application of a wide variety of commercially-significant herbs and spices Begins with a discussion of the definition, trade and applications of herbs and spices Reviews the quality specifications for herbs and spices and examines the quality indices for spice essential oils

Fruits Vegetables and Herbs

Fruits  Vegetables  and Herbs Book
Author : Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-04-23
ISBN : 0128029897
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs: Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion brings together experts from around the world working on the cutting edge of research on fruit, vegetables, and herbs in health promotion. Offering a timely, concise, scientific appraisal of the efficacy of key foods to prevent disease and improve the quality of life, Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs: Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion provides valuable evidence-based conclusions and recommendations. This reference text will encourage further research on the potential benefits of fruits and vegetables in health and disease prevention, providing a basis for possible dietary modifications by the government and the public. Provides insight on bioactive constituents found in fruits and vegetables that can be further studied to improve health and disease resistance or incorporated into other food products and used as alternative medicines and dietary supplements Includes valuable information on how fruits are important sources of bioflavonoids and nonnutritive bioactives that modify body functions Offers a conclusion or summary of evidence at the end of each chapter to enhance understanding of new approaches in the field

Vegetables I

Vegetables I Book
Author : Jaime Prohens-Tomás,Fernando Nuez
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-12-06
ISBN : 0387304436
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This major work has but one aim: to provide breeders and researchers from the public and private sectors with all the latest information on the breeding of crops of economic relevance. Also, it serves as a major reference book for post-graduate courses and PhD courses on breeding vegetable crops, as well a one-stop-shop for horticulturists and extension agents interested in current advancements in the development of new vegetable crops varieties. Each chapter incorporates the most up-to-date information on the crops examined, and an important novelty is that, in comparison to other books already published on this subject this one contains the most cutting-edge information on molecular breeding techniques.

Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine Book
Author : Maurice M. Iwu
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2016-11-25
ISBN : 1315354381
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comprehensive book documents African plants used for functional and medicinal foods. It contains more than 60 detailed monographs of African foods, describing foods with various characteristics such as prebiotic, probiotic, satiety, immune modulation, stress-reduction, sports performance, mental acuity, sleep-supporting, metabolic syndrome, antioxidant, and unsaturated fats. Plant description, botanical names and synonyms, plant part used, habitat and distribution, folk use, nutritional content, and chemistry are all fully detailed. The book highlights indigenous African food processing technologies up to the modern era.

Veterinary Herbal Medicine

Veterinary Herbal Medicine Book
Author : Susan G. Wynn,Barbara Fougère
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0323029981
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This full-color text and practical clinical reference provides comprehensive information on herbal remedies for both large and small animal species. Key coverage includes clinical uses of medicinal plants, specific information on how to formulate herbal remedies, a systems-based review of plant-based medicine, and in-depth information on the different animal species--dog, cat, avian and exotic, equine, food animal, and poultry.

Lamiaceae Species

Lamiaceae Species Book
Author : Milan Stankovic
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2020-03-05
ISBN : 3039284185
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This Special Issue Book entitled "Lamiaceae Species: Biology, Ecology and Practical Uses" contributes to the knowledge of selected Lamiaceae species from several perspectives, such as diversity and phytogeography, taxonomy, ethnobotany, and quantitative and qualitative composition, as well as the biological activity of secondary metabolites.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine Book
Author : Iris F. F. Benzie,Sissi Wachtel-Galor
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2011-03-28
ISBN : 1439807167
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The global popularity of herbal supplements and the promise they hold in treating various disease states has caused an unprecedented interest in understanding the molecular basis of the biological activity of traditional remedies. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects focuses on presenting current scientific evidence of biomolecular ef

Cultivation of Tropical Subtropical Vegetables Spices Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Cultivation of Tropical  Subtropical  Vegetables  Spices  Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Book
Author : NIIR Board
Publisher : NIIR PROJECT CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Release : 2004-08-25
ISBN : 8186623876
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Plant spices grown in tropical countries on small scale family farms of commercial farms, to provide foods for human or live stock, in dry or humid regions are highly abundant and taxonomically diversified. Vegetables comprise of a large number of plants, mostly annual, of which different parts like leaf, steam, flowers, fruit, root etc. are eaten. They are rich in nutrients and are essential items of a balanced diet. Vegetables are called protective food as their consumption can prevent several diseases. Many vegetables are important items of commerce and thus can play a major role in the economic development. Generally classification of horticulture plants are based on nature of growth climatic requirement continuation of growth types of fruit parts used botanical relationship, salinity tolerance, ripening behaviour , botanical relationship, hardness or temperature tolerance, cool season vegtables, warm season vegetables, parts used as food, methods of raising, etc. Medicinal and aromatic plants are important for human health. These plants have been used from the prehistoric times to present day. These plants based medicines are consumed in all civilizations. It is believed that the herbal medicine can give good effect to body without causing side effects to human life. Besides, the usage of medical plants has been increasing as an important role that can support the economic system. The medical and aromatic plants for health are used as herbal treatments and therapies that can be new habits for culture. Medicinal and aromatic plants constitute a large segment of the flora, which provide raw materials for use by various industries. They have been used in the country for a long time for their medicinal properties. The decision to cultivate medicinal herbs should only be made in response to demand for particular herbs. The market is very competitive and could easily be oversupplied. This book majorly deals with classification of horticultural plants, classification of flowers, classification of spices, soil and climatic requirements of horticultural plants, beet root, bottle gourd, harvesting and post harvest management, poly house vegetable production in temperate regions, vegetables growing in containers, tea, performance of plants from cutting, vegetative propagation, rubber, biofertilizers in vegetable cultivation, postharvest management of tropical tuber crops, etc. This is an informative resource of the cultivation, irrigation, manuring, fertilization, harvesting and post harvest management of tropical, subtropical, vegetables, spices, medicinal and aromatic plants. This book is useful for entrepreneurs, ayurvedic institutes, libraries and consultants.

A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America

A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America Book
Author : Steven Foster,James A. Duke
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780395988145
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A reference to the medicinal plants and herbs of Eastern and Central North American includes specific remedies for asthma, headaches, colds, stomachaches, depression, and many other common ailments.

Living in and from the forests of Central Africa

Living in and from the forests of Central Africa Book
Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
Release : 2017-01-01
ISBN : 9251094896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Living in and from the forests of Central Africa is intended first and foremost as a full-scale extension tool concerning NWFPs in Central Africa. It is a work on the groups who have always lived in these forests, forests that contribute to every aspect of their daily lives, both material and spiritual, and enable them to survive even in periods of extreme crisis.

Useful Plants of Ghana

Useful Plants of Ghana Book
Author : Daniel K. Abbiw
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aims to document, as much as possible, the useful plant material of Ghana. Divided into subjects such as food, fuel, potions and medicines, construction and weeds, the plants are listed according to their scientific and Ghanaian common names, as well as by their English names, if available.

Traditional Plant Foods of Canadian Indigenous Peoples

Traditional Plant Foods of Canadian Indigenous Peoples Book
Author : Harriet Kuhnlein,Nancy J Turner
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-10-28
ISBN : 1000092321
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published in 1991, Traditional Plant Foods of Canadian Indigenous Peoples details the nutritional properties, botanical characteristics and ethnic uses of a wide variety of traditional plant foods used by the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. Comprehensive and detailed, this volume explores both the technical use of plants and their cultural connections. It will be of interest to scholars from a variety of backgrounds, including Indigenous Peoples with their specific cultural worldviews; nutritionists and other health professionals who work with Indigenous Peoples and other rural people; other biologists, ethnologists, and organizations that address understanding of the resources of the natural world; and academic audiences from a variety of disciplines.