Last edited by Kagam
Monday, August 10, 2020 | History

2 edition of Drug plants of Africa. found in the catalog.

Drug plants of Africa.

T. S. Githens

Drug plants of Africa.

by T. S. Githens

  • 62 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, University Museum in Philadelphia .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesAfrican handbooks -- no.8
The Physical Object
Pagination125p.,22cm
Number of Pages125
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18817096M

A guide to medicinal plants in North Africa. IUCN, - Materia medica, Vegetable - pages. very interested book, great country, nice land. Selected pages. Page Page Page Page Page Contents. Section 1. 7: Topical acne drug products. 4/5(2).   Today, there are over active ingredients derived from plants for use as drugs and medicines. This is by no means a comprehensive list of all of the plants, names of chemicals, or uses for those chemicals, but it should serve as a useful starting point for further research.

Coca, (Erythroxylum coca), tropical shrub, of the family Erythroxylaceae, the leaves of which are the source of the drug cocaine. The plant, cultivated in Africa, northern South America, Southeast Asia, and Taiwan, grows about metres (8 feet) tall. The branches are straight, and the lively. Topics addressed are varied; from African medicinal plants to marine bioprospecting, pharmacogenetics and the use of nanotechnology. This book brings together for the first time a collection of strategies and techniques that need to be considered when developing drugs in an African setting. It is an unprecedented and truly international effort.

  This book has been written partly to provide that kind of information. No matter whether we believe that men's intake of hallucinogens in primitive or sophisticated societies constitutes use, misuse, or abuse, hallucinogenic plants have undeniably played an extensive role in human culture and probably shall continue to do so. Many plants produce special substances in their roots, leaves, flowers, or seeds that help them to survive. For example, some plants make nasty-tasting substances to defend themselves against plant-eating animals. Since earliest times, people have gathered these substances to create herbal medicines to treat certain diseases.


Share this book
You might also like
social sciences

social sciences

Report to the Legislative Research Commission on selected factors affecting legislative service in North Carolina

Report to the Legislative Research Commission on selected factors affecting legislative service in North Carolina

Nonlinear system analysis.

Nonlinear system analysis.

Land drainage inEngland & Wales

Land drainage inEngland & Wales

Silurian Ostracoda From Anticosti Island, Quebec.

Silurian Ostracoda From Anticosti Island, Quebec.

Ayurvedic narcotic medicinal plants

Ayurvedic narcotic medicinal plants

Sketches of Maryland Eastern shoremen

Sketches of Maryland Eastern shoremen

Adventures in words

Adventures in words

Powwow Guide to Native American Powpows and Gatherings-1996 Calendar, U.S.A. and Canada (Powwow Calendar: Guide to Native American Gatherings in the U.S.A. & Canada)

Powwow Guide to Native American Powpows and Gatherings-1996 Calendar, U.S.A. and Canada (Powwow Calendar: Guide to Native American Gatherings in the U.S.A. & Canada)

How we got our Prayer Book.

How we got our Prayer Book.

Catalogue: subjects

Catalogue: subjects

Monitoring the marine environment

Monitoring the marine environment

Marriage and divorce laws of the world

Marriage and divorce laws of the world

An act imposing duties on the tonnage of ships or vessels.

An act imposing duties on the tonnage of ships or vessels.

Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year ending September 30, 1982, and for other purposes

Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year ending September 30, 1982, and for other purposes

Drug plants of Africa by T. S. Githens Download PDF EPUB FB2

Cannabis (Marijuana) is a popular psychoactive plant that is often used medically and recreationally. The psychoactive substance in Cannabis, THC, is unique in that it contains no nitrogen and is not an indole, tryptamine, phenethylamine, anticholinergic (deliriant), or a dissociative drug.

Cannabis plants tend to vary, with different strains producing dynamic balances of cannabinoids (THC. The drug plants of Africa may be divided for convenience of study into the following four groups: 1. Plants which are more used in another connection and the medicinal use of which is of secondary importance.

It will be sufficient for our purposes to do little more than list these. "The book gives a good description of African medicinal plants and their use within the general African culture. This is an interesting handbook for phytochemists, pharmacologists, anthropologists, or anyone who is interested in African medicinal plants.

A pioneer work on African medicinal by: COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

The book contains data of biologically active plants of Africa, plant occurring compounds and synthesis pathways of secondary metabolites. This book explores the essence of natural substances from African medicinal plants and their pharmacological potential; The authors are world reknowned African.

Khat or qat (Catha edulis, Arabic: القات ‎ al-qat) is a flowering plant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian contains the alkaloid cathinone, a stimulant, which is said to cause excitement, loss of appetite, and communities from the areas where the plant is native, khat chewing has a history as a social custom dating back thousands of years.

Medicinal Plants of East Africa is a revised edition of the book first published in on herbal remedies and he traditional medical practice of East Africa. The book covers the rich diversity of plants found in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, from sea to alpine plants.

East Africa also has a rich ethnic diversity and a large number of herbalists whose traditional knowledge and practices are 5/5(2). African traditional medicine is a form of holistic health care system organized into three levels of specialty, namely divination, spiritualism, and herbalism.

The traditional healer provides health care services based on culture, religious background, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs that are prevalent in his community. Illness is regarded as having both natural and supernatural causes and. Advocates of the plant emphasize that the effects are spiritual and claim that those who try to use it as a “party drug” will be disappointed by its effects.

Cannabis (Cannabis sativa) medical cannabis: CanniMed Cannabis plants cultivated for the standardized cannabis product known as CanniMed, developed by Prairie Plant Systems Inc. for. A new book investigates the history of unsafe and deceptive practices by some generic-drug manufacturers, and explains why U.S.

regulators struggle to keep up with a global industry. Drug Plants of Africa Thomas S. Githens. pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 Ebook | ISBN | Buy from De Gruyter $ | € | £ This book is available under special arrangement from our European publishing partner De Gruyter.

An Anniversary Collection volume. Drug discovery originating in Africa has the potential to provide significantly improved treatment of endemic diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

This book critically reviews the current status of drug discovery research and development in Africa, for diseases that are a major threat to the health of people living in Africa. The plant is of different species: the Indian species (Rauvolfia serpentina) and the African species (R.

vomitoria) (Kutalek and Prinz, ). The roots, root bark, leaves and stem-bark are. Ram Singh, Geetanjali, in Natural Products and Drug Discovery, Abstract. Medicinal plants have always played a pivotal role as sources for drug lead compounds. Early humans, driven by their instinct, taste, and experience, treated their illnesses by using plants; hence, the history of medicinal plants is as long as the history of humans.

Medicinal plants constitute an extremely important resource for the development of the global pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and fragrance industry. More than 40% of licensed drugs are originally of plant origin. In Africa, indigenous medicine is usually the most important form of treatment, a culturally.

Undoubtedly, medicinal plants and the drugs derived from them constitute great economic and strategic value for the African continent. Africa has a long and impressive list of medicinal plants based on local knowledge.

For instance Securidaca Longepedunculata is a tropical plant found almost everywhere in Africa. The World Drug report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime profiles drug use in South Africa – including which illegal substances are most used by the population.

Only a few, among them Nigeria, Cameroon and South Africa, have incorporated traditional African medicines into their adverse drug reaction reporting systems. Plants Nigeria. The book is illustrated with color drawings of various plants. Plants of our forests. Botanical Book, Vintage Illustrated, herbaceous plants, Flowers Draw, drug plant | eBaySeller Rating: % positive.

The 40 monographs on medicinal trees and shrubs presented in this book were prepared in collaboration with 9 institutes in Africa and Latin America. They include information on the botany and silvics as well as the chemical properties and pharma­ ceutical and traditional uses of each species.

Foreword. The problem of identification of the medicinal plants mentioned by the authors of the three great Samhitas, collectively called Brhattrayi, has not been solved satisfac.Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of over 1, 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, distinct tribes and several distinct floras/5(7).The plants also captured in Food as Medicine: Functional Food Plants of Africa include: Moringa oleifera, bitter kola (Garcinia kola), bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina), cashew (Anarcadium.