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Handbook Of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition

Author : Maurice M. Iwu
ISBN : 084934266X
Genre : Science
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Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of over 1,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine. It gives a concise description of the materia medica of an enormous and extensively varied continent, with well over 2,000 distinct tribes and several distinct floras. A detailed pharmacognostical profile of the major herbs is presented, including the common name, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, medicinal uses, chemical constituents, and published pharmacologic activity. This extensive catalog of plants is presented both in alphabetic order and according to family. References are cited from over 600 publications, and photographs and sketches illustrate many of the plants. The book also provides an introduction to African cosmology and beliefs as they relate to healing and the use of herbs. Handbook of African Medicinal Plants is an invaluable, practical desk reference that should be on the bookshelf of every pharmacognosist, ethnobiologist, botanist, ecologist, phytochemist, pharmacologist, and scientist interested in tropical plant utilization as a tool for the conservation of biodiversity and as a source of new drug leads.

Handbook Of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition

Author : Maurice M. Iwu
ISBN : 9781466571983
Genre : Health & Fitness
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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.

Medicinal Plants In Tropical West Africa

Author : Bep Oliver-Bever
ISBN : 052126815X
Genre : Science
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First published in 1986, this book describes the most important medicinal plants in tropical West Africa and similar humid tropical climates. After a short introduction about early traditional medicine, the bulk of the book gives an account of locally occurring plants, grouped by their medicinal actions. Plants that affect the cardiovascular and nervous systems are discussed, as are those with antibiotic, insecticidal and molluscicidal properties. Those which affect the hormonal systems of humans are catalogued and so are others that act as adrenal-cortex, sex and thyroid hormones. There is a full botanical index, which includes the commonly found synonyms for many of the plants and the work is illustrated by the author's own water colours. It may be of particular interest and use to pharmacists, biochemists, botanists and pharmacologists and of great value to those who exploit locally available resources in treating diseases in tropical areas.

Naturafrica

Author : Jean Pujol
ISBN : OCLC:668427279
Genre : Herbs
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Food As Medicine

Author : Maurice M. Iwu
ISBN : 9781498706100
Genre : Medical
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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.

Frauen Und Gesundheit

Author : Christine E. Gottschalk-Batschkus
ISBN : CHI:48461145
Genre : Traditional medicine
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Economic And Medicinal Plant Research

Author : Hildebert Wagner
ISBN : UOM:39015018320799
Genre : Botany, Economic
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Miti Ni Mali

Author : Anne Powys
ISBN : 9966700501
Genre : Medicinal plants
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Lists medicinal plants that are useful for people and livestock from East Africa, including the countries Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Medicinal Plant Markets And Trade In Maputo Mozambique

Author : Mogens Krog
ISBN : MINN:31951P00848463R
Genre : Botanical drug industry
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Traditional Medicine

Author : Steven B. Kayne
ISBN : PSU:000067077663
Genre : Medical
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"The World Health Organization has acknowledged that the majority of people living in developing countries continue to use traditional medicine. Increased levels of immigration and migration also mean that health professionals are more likely to come into contact with patients using them. Traditional Medicine is therefore a vital and timely book which covers medical systems practised on five continents, including: traditional European folk medicine; Aboriginal/traditional medicine in North America; traditional medicine in the Colombian Amazon Tropical forest; traditional medical practice in Africa; traditional Chinese medicine; Indian Ayurvedic medicine; Japanese Kampo medicine; Korean medicine; traditional medicines in the Pacific; and traditional Jewish medicine."--Publisher's description.

Common Ethnomedicinal Plants Of The Semiarid Regions Of West Africa

Author : Bala Sidi-Aliyu
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131958949
Genre : Arid regions plants
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Trease And Evans Pharmacognosy

Author : William Charles Evans
ISBN : UOM:39015037833871
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This reference covers the medicinal properties of plant and animal products. It seeks to maintain a balance between topical and classic aspects of the subject, and this edition includes an expanded section on complementary and traditional systems of medicine, taking in aromatherapy and Chinese and African medicine. This edition also covers application of gene transfer techniques to the production of medicinal plants, and there are new chapters on: antiprotozoals, oral hypoglycaemic and anti-mepatotoxic drugs, and on vitamins and hormones.

Science In Africa

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924085787681
Genre : Biological products
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Multidisciplinary Journal Of Research Development

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105129092958
Genre : Education
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Health And Healing In Comparative Perspective

Author : Elizabeth Dixon Whitaker
ISBN : UCSC:32106018539681
Genre : Medical
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This reader provides both fascinating comparative ethnographic detail and a theoretical framework for organizing and interpreting information about health. While there are many health-related fields represented in this book, its core discipline is medical anthropology and its main focus is the comparative approach. Cross-cultural comparison gives anthropological analysis breadth while the evolutionary time scale gives it depth. These two features have always been fundamental to anthropology and continue to distinguish it among the social sciences. A third feature is the in-depth knowledge of culture produced by anthropological methods such as participant-observation, involving long-term presence in and research among a study population.The first part of the book explores healing systems in different cultures; the second and third provide a strong grounding in evolutionary and culture-oriented analysis, making clear the connections between biology and culture as they affect health; the final part emphasizes case studies that apply the theoretical principles presented earlier to particular health topics.For medical anthropology, medical sociology, public health, nursing, and medical training professionals.

Encyclopaedia Of World Medicinal Plants

Author : T. Pullaiah
ISBN : CHI:75785334
Genre : Materia medica, Vegetable
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Standardization And Utilization Of Herbal Medicines

Author : J. O. Moody
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113952506
Genre : Herbs
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U S Imprints On Sub Saharan Africa

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ISBN : UOM:39015078735084
Genre : Africa, Sub-Saharan
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Mind Altering And Poisonous Plants Of The World

Author : Michael Wink
ISBN : STANFORD:36105210595422
Genre : Poisonous plants
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Designed primarily for professional people treating cases of misuse. More than 200 of the major plants are treated in depth. Accompanied by 550 excellent photos for ID.

Oxford Textbook Of Primary Medical Care

Author : Roger Jones (Prof.)
ISBN : 0198567839
Genre : Clinical medicine
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