Novel Plant Bioresources: Applications in Food, Medicine and Cosmetics

Novel Plant Bioresources: Applications in Food, Medicine and Cosmetics

Editor(s): Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Published Online: 4 APR 2014 09:19PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118460610

Online ISBN: 9781118460566

DOI: 10.1002/9781118460566

About this Book

Novel Plant Bioresources: Applications in Food, Medicine and Cosmetics serves as the definitive source of information on under-utilized plant species, and fills a key niche in our understanding of the relationship of human beings with under-utilized plants. By covering applications in food, medicine and cosmetics, the book has a broad appeal. 

In a climate of growing awareness about the perils of biodiversity loss, the world is witnessing an unprecedented interest in novel plants, which are increasingly prized for their potential use in aromas, dyes, foods, medicines and cosmetics. This book highlights these plants and their uses. After an introductory section which sets the scene with an overview of the historical and legislative importance of under-utilized plants, the main four parts of the book are dedicated to the diverse potential application of novel plant bioresources in Food, Medicine, Ethnoveterinary Medicine and Cosmetics.

Examples and contributors are drawn from Africa, Europe, the USA and Asia. The economic, social, and cultural aspects of under-utilized plant species are addressed, and the book provides a much needed boost to the on-going effort to focus attention on under-utilized plant species and conservation initiatives. By focusing on novel plants and the agenda for sustainable utilization, Novel Plant Bioresources highlights key issues relevant to under-utilized plant genetic resources, and brings together international scholars on this important topic. 

Table of contents

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  1. Part One: Novel Plant Bioresources: Applications in Medicine, Cosmetics, etc.

  2. Part TWO: Medicine (Plants as Medicine: Humans and Animal Health)

    1. Chapter 11

      Biodiversity as a Source of Potent and Selective Inhibitors of Chikungunya Virus Replication (pages 151–161)

      Pieter Leyssen, Jacqueline Smadja, Philippe Rasoanaivo, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Mohamad Fawzi Mahomoodally, Bruno Canard, Jean-Claude Guillemot, Marc Litaudon and Françoise Guéritte

    2. Chapter 14

      Multiple Anti-Infective Properties of Selected Plant Species from Zimbabwe (pages 179–190)

      Rumbidzai Mangoyi, Tariro Chitemerere, Theresa Chimponda, Elaine Chirisa and Stanley Mukanganyama

    3. Chapter 17

      Pharmacological Activities of Some of the Neglected and Underutilized Tropical Plants in Malaysia (pages 215–225)

      Z.A. Zakaria, F. Yahya, T. Balan, S.S. Mamat, R. Rodzi, F.H. Kamisan, C.A. Fatimah and A.L. Ibrahim

    4. Chapter 20

      African Plant Biodiversity in Pest Management (pages 263–283)

      S. N'Danikou, D.A. Tchokponhoue, C.A. Houdegbe and E.G. Achigan-Dako

    5. Chapter 22

      Plants Used for Pest Management in Malawi (pages 295–302)

      Cecilia Maliwichi-Nyirenda, Lucy Lynn Maliwichi and John F. Kamanula

  3. Part Three: Food (Spices, Fruit and Vegetables, etc.)

  4. Part Four: Cosmetics (Including Dyes, Aromas)

    1. Chapter 29

      Aromatic and Medicinal Plants in North Africa: Opportunities, Constraints and Prospects (pages 409–423)

      Mohamed Ghanmi, Abderrahman Aafi, Badr Satrani, Mohamed Aberchane, Abderrahim Khia and Salah Eddine Bakkali Yakhlef

    2. Chapter 30

      Development of Natural Cosmeceuticals: Harnessing Asia's Biodiversity (pages 425–432)

      Azila Abdul-Aziz, Mariani Abdul Hamid, Norhayati Mohammad Noor, Harisun Yaakob, Rosnani Hasham and Mohamad Roji Sarmidi

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