The African And Arabian Moringa Species: Chemistry, Bioactivity And Therapeutic Applications by Solomon Habtemariam

The African And Arabian Moringa Species: Chemistry, Bioactivity And Therapeutic Applications

bySolomon Habtemariam

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The widely varied species within theMoringagenus have a stunningly diverse range of characteristics, making them a fascinating source of new leads for drug discovery. Collecting together key information on those species within the African and Arabian regions,The African and Arabian Moringa Speciesreviews the botany, socio-economic significance and underlying chemistry of these interesting plants.

The opening section of the book addresses the botanical and socioeconomic aspect ofM. stenopetala; one of the most widely cultivated species within the genus. The second part then goes on to review the chemistry of the plant, with a systematic presentation covering everything from the seed oil to the various secondary metabolites identified to date, and consideration of issues relating to quality control also included. The third section addresses the chemistry behind the reported use of the plant for the management of various diseases, highlighting potential antioxidant, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, and anticancer properties. Emphasis is given to the correlation between the medicinal chemistry and pharmacology/biological activity of active agents from the plant at the molecular level. The final section then describes all of the other African and Arabian Moringa species, from their botany to their chemical and pharmacological profiles.

Drawing on the author's latest research and the most current literature in the field,The African and Arabian Moringa Speciesis an invaluable guide for researchers in medicinal chemistry, herbal medicine, drug discovery/development and plant derived natural products within both industry and academic environments.



  • Outlines the botanical description, traditional uses and socioeconomic significance of the African and Arabian Moringa plants
  • Exhaustively discusses the chemistry of the plants to highlight which secondary metabolites have been isolated from them and methodologies for their isolation, identification and quality control
  • Discusses the future potential of the plants and their chemical components for various disease conditions

About The Author

Dr Solomon Habtemariam is a Director of Pharmacognosy Research Laboratories & Herbal Analysis Services at the University of Greenwich, Chatham-Maritime, UK. He received his BSc degree in Biology (minor - Chemistry) from the University of Addis Ababa and his Master's degree (combined-studies) in Pharmacology and Phytochemistry from the ...

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Title:The African And Arabian Moringa Species: Chemistry, Bioactivity And Therapeutic ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 23, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0081022867

ISBN - 13:9780081022863

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Table of Contents

Section A - Botanical, ecological and socioeconomic perspectives 1.Moringa Stenopetala- botanical and ecological perspectives 2.Moringa Stenopetala- socioeconomic significance

Section B - The chemistry ofMoringa Stenopetala 3. The chemistry ofMoringa Stenopetalaseed oils 4. The chemistry ofMoringa Stenopetalanon-oil components 5. Quality control and chemical profiling ofMoringa Stenopetaladrug preparations

Section C - The science behind the multiuse ofm. Stenopetala 6. The pharmacology ofMoringa Stenopetala: toxicology aspects 7. The pharmacology ofMoringa Stenopetala- antioxidant mechanisms 8. The pharmacology of m.Stenopetala: antimicrobial effects 9. The pharmacology ofMoringa Stenopetalathe effects on diabetes and related diseases 10. The pharmacology ofMoringa Stenopetala- potential anticancer effects 11. The science behind the use of Moringa Stenopetala seeds for water purification

Section D OtherMoringaspecies indigenous to Africa and the Arabian/Persian region 12. The chemistry and pharmacology of other African and ArabianMoringaspecies