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

Paperback | June 23, 2017

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The African and Arabian Moringa Species: Chemistry, Bioactivity and Therapeutic Applicationsreviews the botany, socioeconomic significance and underlying chemistry of these interesting plants. The book begins by addressing the botanical and socioeconomic aspect ofM. stenopetala, one of the most widely cultivated species within the genus. Next, it reviews the chemistry of the plant, with a systematic presentation covering the seed oil, various secondary metabolites, and issues relating to quality control. Final sections address the chemistry behind the reported use of the plant for the management of various diseases, highlighting potential antioxidant, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, anticancer properties and more.

Other African and Arabian Moringa species, from their botany, to their chemical and pharmacological profiles are also included. Drawing on the author's latest research and the most current literature in the field, this book is 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 these plants to highlight secondary metabolites and methodologies for their isolation, identification and quality control
  • Discusses the future potential of the plants and their chemical components for various disease conditions
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 ...
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