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
Part I: Diverse Degenerative Diseases in Africa 1. Diseases in Africa: An Overview 2. Management of Inflammatory and Nociceptive Disorders in Africa 3. Burden and Health Policy of Cancers in Africa 4. Metabolic Syndromes and Public Health Policies in Africa 5. Management of Infectious Diseases in Africa 6. Overview of Governmental Support Across Africa Towards the Development and Growth of Herbal Medicine 7. Preparation, Standardization and Quality Control of Medicinal Plants in Africa
Part II: Therapeutic Potential of African Medicinal Spices and Vegetables 8. Antimicrobial Activities of African Medicinal Spices and Vegetables 9. Anti-inflammatory and Anti-nociceptive Activities of African Medicinal Spices and Vegetables 10. Anti-cancer Activities of African Medicinal Spices and Vegetables 11. Anti-emetic Activities of African Medicinal Spices and Vegetables 12. African Medicinal Spices and Vegetables Used in the Management of Metabolic Syndromes 13. Other Health Benefits of African Medicinal Spices and Vegetables
Part III: Popular African Medicinal Spices and Vegetables, and Their Health Effects 14. Allium cepa 15. Allium sativum 16. Canarium schweinfurthii 17. Cinnamon Species 18. Cymbopogon citratus 19. Curcuma longa 20. Lactuca sativa 21. Mangifera indica 22. Moringa oleifera 23. Myristica Species in Africa 24. Passiflora edulis 25. Petroselinum crispum: A Review 26. Sesamum indicum 27. African Medicinal Spices of Genus Piper 28. Thymus vulgaris 29. Syzygium aromaticum 30. Zinziber officinalis
Dr. Victor Kuete is a scholar-scientist at the University of Dschang, Cameroon. Dr. Kuete has been a fellow of TWAS (2007), AUF (2008), DAAD (2009), University of Mainz-Germany (2010), Alexander von Humboldt (2012-2014), etc., and International Foundation for Science Grantee (2008-2009; 2012-2013). His Research Programme is focused on Pharmacognosy and Dr. Kuete mainly investigates African medicinal plants and isolated compounds as potential antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-proliferative agents. Dr. Kuete is the author of more than 120 scientific publications related to the bioactivity of medicinal plants and their derived products, and has also authored several books and more than forty book chapters.