Foreword -- 1. Introduction to Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Africa -- 2. A review of African medicinal and aromatic plants -- 3. Traditional use of medicinal and aromatic plants in Africa -- 4. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of World – Africa -- 5. Some Important Aromatic and Medicinal Plants of Morocco -- 6. Prunus africana (the African cherry) -- 7. Bird plum Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl -- 8. Aromatic and Medicinal plants of Tunisian Arid and Desert Zone used in Traditional Medicine, for Drug Discovery and Biotechnological Applications -- 9. Promising indigenous and endemic medicinal plants from Mauritius -- 10. Some Wild Herbaceous Plants of Nigeria: Biological, Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Review -- 11. Some Wild growing Medicinal Trees of Nigeria: Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Therapeutical Potentials -- 12. Biological, Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Review of Some Cultivated Medicinal Plants of Nigeria -- 13. The halophytic genus Zygophyllum and Nitraria from North Africa: A phytochemical and pharmacological overview -- 14. In Vivo Anticandida Activity Of Three Traditionaly Used Medicinal Plants In East Africa -- 15. Wild edible Allium from Arid zones of Tunisia: New perspectives of natural compounds -- 16. Utilization of Pteridophytes as Herbal Medicines in Sub-Saharan Africa.
This volume in the series is devoted to Africa, a continent that possesses a vast treasure of medicinal plants and has produced some exclusive materials for the world market. This book is expected to strengthen the medicinal plant sector in African countries by providing comprehensive information on medicinal and aromatic plants available to policy-makers and entrepreneurs to frame effective policies and create an environment conducive to the growth of the plant-based medicine industry, bringing economic benefit to African nations from the rising world demand for medicinal plants. It will help health organizations to improve the health of their people by using their own resources and a less expensive system of medicine, which is accepted by African society. It could also lead scientific communities to increase R&D activities in the field..