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Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa

Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa
  • Author : Victor Kuete
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 14 January 2017
  • ISBN : 0128094419
  • Pages : 694 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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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


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

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Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa

Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa
  • Author : Victor Kuete
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 01 February 2017
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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

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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 : 25 January 2008
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This book is the third in a series evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes 24 little-known indigenous African cultivated and wild fruits that have potential as food- and cash-crops but are typically overlooked by scientists, policymakers, and the world at large. The book assesses the potential of each fruit to help overcome malnutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and create sustainable landcare in Africa. Each fruit is also described

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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

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Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : Victor Kuete
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 May 2013
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The development of vancomycin resistance by some microbial strains has made the treatment of some infections more difficult and, in many cases, impossible. Although the search for new drugs against vancomycin-resistant organisms has been very successful, resistance can arise against many of these compounds. Natural products are an invaluable source of a diversity of biologically active compounds for addressing the challenges facing drug development initiatives to combat vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections. Despite the fact that scientific data on plant metabolites active

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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

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Prescription for Herbal Healing, 2nd Edition

Prescription for Herbal Healing, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Phyllis A. Balch CNC,Stacey Bell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 03 April 2012
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The definitive source for choosing the optimal herbal therapy- thoroughly revised and updated. Millions of Americans are turning to herbal therapies to heal what ails them-either as an alternative or as a supplement to traditional medicine. From the most trusted name in natural healing, Phyllis A. Balch's new edition of Prescription for Herbal Healing provides the most current research and comprehensive facts in an easy-to-read A- to-Z format, including: Information on more than 200 herbs and herbal combination formulas, ranging from

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Phytochemicals

Phytochemicals
  • Author : Toshiki Asao,Md Asaduzzaman
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 07 November 2018
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Phytochemicals provides original research work and reviews on the sources of phytochemicals, and their roles in disease prevention, supplementation, and accumulation in fruits and vegetables. The roles of anthocyanin, flavonoids, carotenoids, and taxol are presented in separate chapters. Antioxidative and free radicle scavenging activity of phytochemicals is also discussed. The medicinal properties of Opuntia, soybean, sea buckthorn, and gooseberry are presented in a number of chapters. Supplementation of plant extract with phytochemical properties in broiler meals is discussed in one

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Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World

Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World
  • Author : Ben-Erik van Wyk
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 26 September 2014
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For centuries herbs and spices have been an integral part of many of the world’s great cuisines. But spices have a history of doing much more than adding life to bland foods. They have been the inspiration for, among other things, trade, exploration, and poetry. Priests employed them in worship, incantations, and rituals, and shamans used them as charms to ward off evil spirits. Nations fought over access to and monopoly of certain spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg, when

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