230 pages | 6 Color Illus. | 19 B/W Illus.
Despite the relevance of and empirical evidence for African Traditional Medicine, based on African Indigenous Medical Knowledge (AIMK), research and development of new phytomedicines from this continent has been slow. African Indigenous Medical Knowledge and Human Health aims to provide a catalyst for health innovations based on the rich African biodiversity and AIMK. The book documents some of the success stories from the continent related to AIMK and serves as a one-step reference for all professionals interested in the research and development of medical interventions - including pharmacognosists, ethnobiologists, botanists, phytochemists, pharmacologists and medical scientists.
Overview. Overview of Traditional Medicine Situation in Africa. Legal Framework and Intellectual Property Rights. Property Rights and Traditional Medical Knowledge in Africa: Issues and Development. African Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medical Knowledge: Access and Benefit Sharing in the Context of Research and Development. Validation and Standardization. Using Appropriate Methodology and Technology for Research and Development of African Traditional Medicines. Innovative Nutritional Approach to Attenuate the Progression of HIV to AIDS among People Living with HIV (PLWH): A Study based in Abuja, Nigeria. Research adn Development of Niprisan for the Management of Sickle Cell Disorder. Neem. The Story of Centella asiatica in Madagascar. Development of New Products Based on African Indigenous Medical Knowledge in South Africa. Future Prospects of African Biodiversity and Traditional Medicine. Regulatory Issues Regarding Development and Commercialization of Products Derived from AIMK. African Traditional Medicine: The Way Forward.