2 edition of toxicology of plants in South Africa found in the catalog.
toxicology of plants in South Africa
Douw G. Steyn
|Statement||by Douw G. Steyn ...|
|Series||South African agricultural series, v. 13, South African agricultural series -- no. 13.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 631 p.|
|Number of Pages||631|
|LC Control Number||34000453|
The medicinal plants have been used for treatment Of illnesses and diseases, since the dawn of time. Ancient Chinese scriptures and Egyptian papyrus hieroglyphics describe medicinal uses plants. Indigenous cultures (e.g. African and Native American) used herbs in their healing rituals, While others. The book contains data of biologically active plants of Africa, plant occurring compounds and synthesis pathways of secondary metabolites. This book explores the essence of natural substances from African medicinal plants and their pharmacological potential The authors are world reknowned African Scientists.
Subtitled “Blood and Bad Dreams: A South African Explores the Madness in His Country, His Tribe and Himself”, this book was a bestseller in South Africa and elsewhere when it came out in By a member of one of Afrikanerdom’s leading apartheid families, it goes into the heart of darkness of a country in turmoil. To search for photos of these plants, check the UC Berkeley CalPhotos: Plants site.. Toxicity Class (third column in table below). Major Toxicity: These plants may cause serious illness or death. If ingested, immediately call the Poison Control Center -- () -- or your doctor. Minor Toxicity: Ingestion of these plants may cause minor illnesses such as vomiting or g: South Africa.
The floral kingdom of southern Africa comprises well over 30 species of higher plants, many of which have the potential to be toxic to animals and humans.1,2 Livestock losses due to poisoning by plants have been significant over the years and have prompted extensive research efforts. Although there is a considerable body of information in the veterinary field, there is a paucity of. The use of medicinal plants for the management of diabetes mellitus is on the rise in the developing countries, including South Africa. There is increasing scientific evidence that supports the claims by the traditional healers. In this review, we compare the families of previously reported anti-diabetic plants in the Eastern Cape by rating the anti-diabetic activity, mode of action and also.
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THE TOXICOLOGY OF PLANTS IN SOUTH AFRICA. A part, or parts of a plant may be poisonous, whilst the remainder may be harmless and may even form part of the human or animal diet.
This is the case in peach, apricot and prune kernels, which may frequently contain dangerous prussic acid. The Toxicology of Plants in South Africa, together with a Consideration of Poisonous Foodstuffs and Fungi [Cape Town], Central News Agency Limited, Octavo, xii,(advertisements) pages with several tables and illustrations (from photographs).
Get this from a library. The toxicology of plants in South Africa, together with a consideration of poisonous foodstuffs and fungi. [Douw G Steyn]. Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants provides a detailed overview of toxicological studies relating to traditionally used medicinal plants in Africa, with special emphasis on the methodologies and tools used for data collection and interpretation.
The book considers the physical parameters of these plants and their effect upon various areas of the body and human health, including chapters dedicated to genotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, cardiotoxicity, neurotoxicity Cited by: Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants provides a detailed overview of toxicological studies relating to traditionally used medicinal plants in Africa, with special emphasis on the methodologies and tools used for data collection and interpretation.
The current perception of toxicology in South Africa con-forms more to the traditional deﬁnition of toxicology. South Africa, similar to other countries on the African continent, possesses a wealth of knowledge on the healing and poisonous properties of indigenous plants.
The plants presented in Table 1 are regarded as ‘important medicinal plants of southern Africa’ and are highly utilised by at least 80% of the southern African population on a yearly basis. One of these highly utilised plants is Callilepis laureola which is a highly reported toxic plant commonly used by the Zulu people to treat stomach problems, tape worm infections, impotence, cough and to induce.
The introductory chapters give a brief overview of the subject, including general discussions of human and animal poisoning in South Africa, the chemical compounds responsible for poisoning and ways in which the plants and their compounds are studied by scientists. In the main part of the book, the poisonous plants are arranged in 2 main sections.
PRECIS includes all indigenous and naturalised plants recorded from the same area as the Flora of south-ern Africa(Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho).
This book is largely based on PRECIS and includes data on life cycle, life form, height of plant and altitude together with updated information on literature references, synonyms. Written by a pre-eminent toxicologist with over five decades of teaching experience, this comprehensive resource offers the hands-on knowledge needed for a strong foundation in the wide field of toxicology.
Fundamentals of Toxicology includes a clear structure divided into five units to assist learning and g: South Africa. Poisonous plants of veterinary and human importance in Southern Africa Article Literature Review (PDF Available) in Journal of Ethnopharmacology (3) August w Reads.
ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: xxvi, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm. Contents: Toxicological societies in Africa: roles and impact in policy making and living conditions / Jules C.N. Assob, Dickson S. Nsagha, Neville Mvo Ngum and Victor Kuete --Ethical issues for animal use in toxicological research in Africa / Wafaa El Sayed Abd El-Aal --Critical.
THE MEDICINAL AND POISONOUS PLANTS OF SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AFRICA Being An Account Of Their Medicinal And Other Uses Chemical Composition Pharmacological Effects And Toxicology In Man And Animal WATT John Mitchell, BREYER-BRANDWIJK Maria Gerdina Published by E.
& S. Livingstone (). Numerous toxicology journals are published from South Africa with good reputation. Several leading Institution in the country including University of Cape Town, University of the Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch University, University of Pretoria, University of Johannesburg others are spreading the toxicology research.
Information on the botany, main traditional uses and active ingredients of the most commonly used and best known South African drug plants is presented in this photographic guide.
Southern Africa has well over 30 species of higher plants. The Cape Floral Kingdom alone has nearly species and is the most diverse temperate flora on earth.
Well known as a livestock poison in South Africa, this plant contains the metabolic and an irritant oil. According to the edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, the castor oil plant is the most poisonous in the world, though its cousin abrin "Mode of action and toxicology of plant toxins and poisonous plants.
The Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of Southern Africa: Being an Account of their Medicinal Uses, Chemical Composition, Pharmacological Effects and Toxicology in Man and Animal.
The articles have been scanned in colour with a HP Scanjet ; dpi. Adobe Acrobat XI Pro was used to OCR the text and also for the merging and conversion to the final presentation PDF-format.
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include the key African plants presently traded regionally or internationally as well as plants considered This book is dedicated to all the African healers, whose recorded and unrecorded wisdom and experience forms the basis of scienti Þ c enquiry into the manufacture and use of traditional herbal remedies in African Society.The book includes: Detailed species descriptions of more than medicinal plants and their close relatives, or other species used in a similar way.
Each entry includes the following information: a description of the plant, the plant parts used, medicinal uses, preparation and dosage, active ingredients and pharmacological effects.South African indigenous plants can, therefore, be considered a helping hand to modern medicine.
A lot of medicinal plants of South Africa books exist. They have a more comprehensive list of these plants with a deeper description of the same.
This shows how rich South Africa is in Herbal medicine.