Plants in Herbal Medicine; Their Traditional Uses, Chemistry and Biology
The first textbook to cover the exciting multidisciplinary areas of herbal medicine, this valuable book is a must-have. The book focuses on the traditional applications of over 400 medicinal plants that grow in the West African sub-region and other areas with similar climatic conditions. It also discusses secondary metabolic products, emphasising the existence of alkaloids, flavonoids, vitamins, terpenes and terpenoids, quinones, lignans and their derivatives, proteins, carbohydrate molecules, and so on. The book goes on to discuss the unintended consequences of plant extracts or isolated chemical components acting on laboratory animals, as well as the human body and animals in some circumstances. Some of the results of previous research have been highlighted, including those affecting the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and nervous system, as well as those with anticancer, antimicrobial, anti-allergenic, antioxidant, parasiticidal, immuno-stimulatory, anti-inflammatory, and family planning properties, as well as those used for prostate and urinary problems in humans and animals.
Simeon Kolawole Adesina
(Retd. Professor), Drug Research & Production Unit, Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, State of Osun, Nigeria.
Imoh Imeh Johnny
Department of Pharmacognosy & Natural Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.