Biologically Active Natural Products from Asia and Africa: A Selection of Topics

Editor: Anna Capasso

Biologically Active Natural Products from Asia and Africa: A Selection of Topics

ISBN: 978-981-14-8972-3
eISBN: 978-981-14-8974-7 (Online)

Introduction

Both Asia and Africa are home to many plants that can be used for the treatment of many diseases and their medicinal properties are gaining interest in western societies. Medicinal plants from Asia and Africa are used for their healing abilities and also have a symbolic meaning in communities.

The importance of traditional autochthonous plant remedies plays a crucial role in the health of millions of people of these two continents. Even today, traditional medicine represents the dominant medical system for millions of people showing a significant impact on health care practices. Therefore, traditional operators still represent a vital part of regional healthcare systems. For this reason, pharmaceutical industries consider traditional medicine as a source for the identification of bioactive compounds that can be used in the preparation of synthetic drugs.

Biologically Active Natural Products from Asia and Africa: A Selection of Topics guides the reader to information about new natural products from these regions and the different ways to use them to treat or alleviate many of the most common diseases. The volume presents nine topics covering a number of facets of natural product medicine including:

- pharmaceutical analysis of anti-diabetic herbal medicines from Bangladesh and local retailers

- caffeine intake and the risk of female infertility

- pharmaceutical analysis of Urena sinuata (bur mallow)

- anti-CHIKV activities of diterpenes and their derivatives

- anti-inflammatory nanogel for the treatment of psoriasis

- antlithiatic properties of Moroccan medicinal plants

- ethnobotanic, phytochemical and biological activities of Aristolochia longa L. (pipevine)

- wound healing potential of combined extracts of stem bark and leaves of sphenocentrum jollyanum (an African shrub)

This is a handy reference for specialists and R&D experts in pharmaceutical chemistry who wish to be informed about current knowledge on developing natural remedies in Asia and Africa

Contributors

Editor(s):
Anna Capasso
Department of Pharmacy
University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano SA
Italy




Contributor(s):
A. Zaifar
Faculty of Medicine
Universitas Indonesia
Jakarta
Indonesia


A.A. Yelmate
School of Pharmacy
S.R.T.M. University
Nanded, Maharashtra
India


Abdelhakim Bouyahya
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Genomic Center of Human Pathologies, Faculty of Medicine, Laboratory of Human Pathologies Biology, Mohammed V University
Rabat
Morocco


Akhter Farooque
Department of Chemistry
University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi
Bangladesh


Amina El Yahyaoui El Idrissi
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Genomic Center of Human Pathologies, Faculty of Medicine, Laboratory of Human Pathologies Biology, Mohammed V University
Rabat
Morocco


Aya Khouchlaa
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Genomic Center of Human Pathologies, Faculty of Medicine, Laboratory of Human Pathologies Biology, Mohammed V University
Rabat
Morocco


Charles O. Nnadi
Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Nigeria Nsukka
410001 Nsukka
Nigeria


Chigozie L. Ugwu
Department of Statistics, Faculty of Physical Sciences
University of Nigeria Nsukka
410001 Nsukka
Nigeria


Chinwe M. Onah
Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Nigeria Nsukka
410001 Nsukka
Nigeria


E.N. Nabila
Faculty of Medicine
Universitas Indonesia
Jakarta
Indonesia


L.D. Vincent
Faculty of Medicine
Universitas Indonesia
Jakarta
Indonesia


M. Louisa
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine
Universitas Indonesia
Jakarta
Indonesia


M. Safiur Rahman
Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry Laboratory
Chemistry Division, Atomic Energy Center
4-Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh


M'hamed Tijane
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Genomic Center of Human Pathologies, Faculty of Medicine, Laboratory of Human Pathologies Biology, Mohammed V University
Rabat
Morocco


Mahfuza Parveen
Department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management
Daffodil International University
Dhaka-1207
Bangladesh


Md. Ali Asraf
Department of Chemistry
University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi
Bangladesh


Md. Matiur Rahman
Department of Pharmacy
Ranada Prasad Shaha University
Narayanganj-1400
Bangladesh


Mereym El Fessikh
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Genomic Center of Human Pathologies
Faculty of Medicine, Laboratory of Human Pathologies Biology, Mohammed V University
Rabat
Morocco


Muhammad Torequl Islam
Department of Pharmacy, Life Science Faculty
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University
Gopalganj (Dhaka)-8100
Bangladesh


N.M.P Kusuma
Faculty of Medicine
Universitas Indonesia
Jakarta
Indonesia


Nazmul Islam
Department of General Educational Development
Daffodil International University
Dhaka
Bangladesh


Nikhil C. Bhoumik
Wazed Miah Science Research Center, Jahangirnagar University, Savar
Dhaka
Bangladesh


Omar Faruque
Department of Nutrition and Food Technology
Jashore University of Science and Technology
Jashore
Bangladesh


P. Gundewar
School of Pharmacy
S.R.T.M. University
Nanded, Maharashtra
India


Pranta Ray
Department of Pharmacy, Life Science Faculty
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University
Gopalganj (Dhaka)-8100
Bangladesh


R.S. Moon
School of Pharmacy
S.R.T.M. University
Nanded, Maharashtra
India


Rajib Hossain
Department of Pharmacy, Life Science Faculty
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University
Gopalganj (Dhaka)-8100
Bangladesh


Rajib Kanti
Department of Nutrition and Food Technology
Jashore University of Science and Technology
Jashore
Bangladesh


Rausan Zamir
Department of Chemistry
University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi
Bangladesh


S.S.K. Nareswari
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine
Universitas Indonesia
Jakarta
Indonesia


Shipra Sarker
Department of Nutrition and Food Technology
Jashore University of Science and Technology
Jashore
Bangladesh


Sunzid Ahmed
Centre for Advanced Research in Science
University of Dhaka
Dhaka
Bangladesh


Wilfred O. Obonga
Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Nigeria Nsukka
410001 Nsukka
Nigeria


Youssef Bakri
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Genomic Center of Human Pathologies, Faculty of Medicine, Laboratory of Human Pathologies Biology, Mohammed V University
Rabat
Morocco




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