Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition

Author: Maurice M. Iwu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466571977
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Handbook of Medicinal Herbs Second Edition

Author: James A. Duke
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420040464
Format: PDF, Docs
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Still considered the definitive work on medicinal herbs and their uses after two decades, the Handbook of Medicinal Herbs has undergone a long-anticipated revision. In the second edition, world-renowned ethnobotanist James A. Duke provides up-to-date data on over 800 of the world’s most important medicinal plant species. The book contains more species, phytochemicals, proven indications, folk indications, and dosage data than the first edition in a new easier to use format. The in-depth content, the addition of color plates and over 200 black and white illustrations makes this book the most comprehensive resource on medicinal herbs available. NEW IN THE SECOND EDITION: · Over 100 color plates, 4 color maps · Over 200 black and white illustrations · Over 800 medicinal plants — more than twice as many as the previous edition organized alphabetically by common name · More herbs from the African, Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Jamu traditions EASY ACCESS TO INFORMATION YOU NEED Designed to give you fast access to the information you need on a regular basis, this new edition is organized more systematically than any other medicinal herb publication. The entries are now arranged alphabetically by common name with the scientific name in parenthesis. Major synonyms are also provided. · It has become increasingly clear that there are hundreds of biologically active compounds, often additive or synergistic, in all our plants, foods, spices, herbs, medicinal, and poisonous plants. The debate continues on how these plants work and how they should be used. Blending scientific fact with folk uses and the author’s personal experience, Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, Second Edition provides the most well rounded discussions of safety, efficacy, toxicity, and rational use found in any herbal reference.

Medicinal Plants in Tropical West Africa

Author: Bep Oliver-Bever
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521268158
Format: PDF
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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.

Economic and medicinal plant research

Author: Hildebert Wagner
Publisher: Academic Pr
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Although medicinal plants have been used for millenia, plant remedies and traditional medicines have only recently been subject to thorough scientific study. The confirmed resolution of the World Health Organization to ensure, by the year 2000, the attainment of a level of health that will permit people everywhere to lead a socially and economically productive life has led to increasing recognition of the role of traditional medicine in reaching that goal. This special volume of Economic and Medicinal Plant Research features papers given at a recent meeting and focuses on two questions in particular--how and to what extent is traditional medicine practiced in various countries, and which specific plants show real efficacy and potential for development and wider use? These discussions will do much to promote this already growing field of interest and to catalyse and direct future research into medicinal plant products.

Food as Medicine

Author: Maurice M. Iwu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 149870610X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Java kurz gut

Author: Robert Liguori
Publisher: O'Reilly Germany
ISBN: 3955617599
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Man kann es eigentlich kaum glauben: Diese mächtige Programmiersprache soll in ein kleines Taschenbuch passen? Nun, eine ausführliche Einführung in die Sprache ist Java – kurz & gut natürlich nicht, auch keine vollständige Referenz von A-Z. Dafür findet der erfahrene Programmierer hier aber alles Wichtige, was er bei der täglichen Arbeit braucht. Wie war das mit den Neuerungen in Java 8? Und wie hieß diese Kommandozeilenoption noch einmal genau? Auch ein Profi braucht manchmal eine Gedächtnisstütze. Da kommt diese klug organisierte Spickzettelsammlung gerade recht!

Medicinal Plants of South Africa

Author: Ben-Erik Van Wyk
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A guide of the most commonly used and best known SA medicinal plants including their botany, traditional uses and active ingredients