Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa

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

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  • Author : Victor Kuete
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 694 pages
  • ISBN : 0128094419
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa

Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa
  • Author : Victor Kuete
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 14 January 2017
GET THIS BOOKMedicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa

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

Biodiversity, Natural Products and Cancer Treatment

Biodiversity, Natural Products and Cancer Treatment
  • Author : Victor Kuete,Thomas Efferth
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 15 July 2014
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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

Lost Crops of Africa

Lost Crops of Africa
  • Author : National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Development, Security, and Cooperation
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 27 October 2006
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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

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants, Second Edition

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants, Second Edition
  • Author : Maurice M. Iwu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 04 February 2014
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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

Culinary Herbs and Spices

Culinary Herbs and Spices
  • Author : Elizabeth I Opara,Magali Chohan
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release : 09 August 2021
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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

CRC Handbook of Medicinal Spices

CRC Handbook of Medicinal Spices
  • Author : James A. Duke
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 27 September 2002
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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

Waste to Energy

Waste to Energy
  • Author : Avraam Karagiannidis
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 05 January 2012
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Solid waste management is currently a major issue worldwide with numerous areas reaching critical levels. Many developing countries and countries in transition still miss basic waste management infrastructure and awareness. It is here that many of the solid waste management problems and challenges are currently being faced. As such, waste-to-energy (WTE) consists of a proven and continuously developing spectrum and range of technologies in a number of (mostly) developed countries. However, it’s integration in developing countries and systems in

Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs

Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs
  • Author : Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 23 April 2016
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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

Medicinal Plant Research in Africa

Medicinal Plant Research in Africa
  • Author : Victor Kuete
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 19 June 2013
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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

Useful Plants of Ghana

Useful Plants of Ghana
  • Author : Daniel K. Abbiw
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 26 May 1990
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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.

Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine
  • Author : Maurice M. Iwu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 25 November 2016
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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.

Novel Plant Bioresources

Novel Plant Bioresources
  • Author : Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 03 April 2014
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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.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine
  • Author : Iris F. F. Benzie,Sissi Wachtel-Galor
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 28 March 2011
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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

Living in and from the forests of Central Africa

Living in and from the forests of Central Africa
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release : 01 January 2017
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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.

Lamiaceae Species

Lamiaceae Species
  • Author : Milan Stankovic
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 05 March 2020
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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.