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African Natural Plant Products
From Forests and Fields to the Marketplace



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February 1, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
448 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations

 
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Reviewing the latest discoveries made through the collection, cultivation, production, processing, marketing, and commercialization of African botanicals, this compendium provides case studies on several new plants used as supplements and nutraceuticals. It provides a background in the botany and ecology of the indigenous plants in Africa and examines products such as plant-based butters and edible oils used in foods, cosmetics, and lubricants. It discusses gums and resins, aromatic plants as sources of essential oils, and the principles necessary for sustainable cultivation.

Table of Contents

Foreword: The challenges and opportunities of African Natural Products; Ballick
GENETIC DIVERSITY AND GERMPLASM COLLECTION: AN OVERVIEW; Van Wyk
Experiences in Bio-prospecting for bioactive agents in sub-Sahara Africa; Miller
Genetic diversity of the Pelargonium spp.; Viljoen
Buchu (Agathosma spp.) of the Western Cape Province; Langenhoven and Ntwana
Plants used in Southern Africa and by the Zulu population; Light
The diversity of Kenyan medicinal plants and commercial opportunities; Mwangi, Thoithi, and Kibwage
Gene banks and nurseries in Africa
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SUSTAINABLE COLLECTION AND OF AFRICAN NATURAL PLANT PRODUCTS: AN OVERVIEW
Kombo Butter: Sustainable production and local processing; Anin, Amekuse, Dartey, Acquaye, Gbewonyo, Juliana, and Simon
Shea Butter: Sustainable production and collection: Lovitt
Finding the real Myrrh and Frankincense
Sustainable production of Gum Arabic
Sustainable production experiences with Argon Oil
Sustainable production experiences with Marula Oil; Le Breton
Bringing Rooibos and Honeybush Opportunities to formerly disenfranchised communities in South Africa: An ASNAPP Approach; Jefthas
Community development: Trials and Tribulations in Organizing and Sustaining cooperatives and associations; Le Breton
African Mushrooms: An under-recognized natural resource and income generating activity; Isikheumhen and Wasser
MODELS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS AND NEW CROP INTRODUCTION: AN OVERVIEW; Simon, Juliani, and Craker
Producing organic hibiscus in Senegal; Diatta, Diouf, Juliani, and Simon
Producing an organic Bourbon type geranium oil in Rwanda; Hitimana, Juliani, Tuebes, and Simon
Production systems for Devils Claw; Viljoen
Vegetative Propagation of African medicinal and aromatic plants; Oberholzer
Challenges in translating research into commercial applications; Barbex
Production of Artemisia anna in East and Southern Africa; Simon, Juliani, Giblain, and McHenfrey
Production of Mondia in Kenya
Producing the Golden Roots of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta; Akromah, Mensah, and Quansah
Studies in the production of Gota cola; Behra
Growth, mineral content, and oil quality of buchu (Agathosma betulina) in response to pH under controlled conditions in comparison with plants from its natural habitat; Ntwana and Langenhoven
Producing Paprika in southern Africa; Langenhoven, Malumo, Diawuo, Juliani, and Simon
Producing African Birds Eye Chili in southern Africa; Langenhoven, Malumo, Diawuo, Juliani, and Simon
Producing African Birds Eye Chili in West Africa; Tuebes
Using a commodity chain approach to assess the economics of natural products enterprises and the supply chain; Govindasamy
POST-HARVEST HANDLING AND PROCESSING: AN OVERVIEW; Juliani and Simon
Baobab (Adansonia digitata L.): Collection, processing, and product development
New approaches for the processing of the anti-malarial Artemisia annua to increase recovery of artemisinin; Nti-Gyabaah, Chiew, Wu, and Simon
QUALITY CONTROL: AN OVERVIEW; Juliani and Simon
Approaches to local quality control systems for African natural products; Shindano and Chitundu
Za’tar: an emerging popular spice of the Middle East and northern Africa; Juliani and Simon
Kombo Butter: The richest plant source of CMO; Wu, Welch, Juliani, Simon, Acquaye, Dartey, and Rutgers
DEVELOPMENT OF VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS; Juliani and Simon
Mondia: A neglected flavoring; Koroch, Dartey, Acquaye, Juliani, and Simon
Strategies to reduce malnutrition in Africa using indigenous plants
Developing value-addition requires infrastructural changes at the community level: Experiences with building tea courts at the community for Honeybush and Rooibos fermentation; Jefthas
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, BENEFIT SHARING, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, AND OWNERSHIP ISSUES: AN OVERVIEW
Reversing the IP flow: Bringing the screens to the forest - A GIBEX model; Raskin
Economic value of an African essential oil and future opportunities; Govindasamy and Simon
Case study in Botswana

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Editor(s)

Biography

James Simon, Ph.D. is a professor and Director of New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Products Program at Rutgers University - Department of Plant Biology & Plant Pathology-Foran Hall.

Rodolfo Juliani, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist within the New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Products Program at Rutgers University - Department of Plant Biology & Plant Pathology-Foran Hall.

Lyle E. Craker, Ph.D. is the Editor of The Journal of Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants, and a professor within the Department of Plant, Insect and Soil Sciences at the University of Massachusetts.