African Natural Plant Products: New Discoveries and Challenges In Chemistry and Quality (BOK)

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Africa has been and continues to be a significant source of medicinal and aromatic plants and botanicals to the world's food, drug, herb and dietary supplement market, and in the past decade numerous African plant materials have established a strong international market presence. This book provides an excellent opportunity to delve into the current and future contributions that African plants can and will continue to make both internal to Africa and on the global stage. This book expertly covers various medicinal plants of African origin and the some of the latest basic and clinical research supporting their ongoing and potential uses in self-care and healthcare. This work also examines various issues and trends in medicinal plants from their uses in Traditional Medicine and ethnobotany, to our modern understanding of the plants chemistry and pharmacognosy, natural products chemistry and applications of medicinal plants, quality control, and models of benefit sharing.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forlag
Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780841269873 Antall sider 616
Dimensjoner 15,7cm x 23,7cm x 3,7cm Vekt 940 gram
Andre medvirkende Chi-Tang Ho, H. Rodolfo Juliani, James Simon
Emner og form Development economics & emerging economies, Botany & plant sciences, Food & beverage technology