Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Anti-infective and Antiproliferative Potential of African Medicinal Plants


Publishing date
06 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
06 Jan 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of the Sciences, University of Dschang, P.O. Box 67, Dschang, Cameroon

2Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Mainz, Staudinger Weg 5, 55128 Mainz, Germany

3Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Biological Science, Pretoria 0002, South Africa


Anti-infective and Antiproliferative Potential of African Medicinal Plants

Description

The importance of traditional medicine as a source of primary health care was first officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the primary Health Care Declaration of Alma Ata (1978) and has been globally addressed since 1976 by the Traditional Medicine Programme of the WHO. In Africa, traditional healers and remedies made from plants play an important role in the health of millions of people. Scientific evidence of their pharmacological potential is being provided continuously.

For this special issue, we invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will provide scientific data on African medicinal plants used in the treatment of ailments. We are particularly interested in articles related to plants and derived products used in case of microbial infections, protozoal infections, and cancers. Papers related to the cytotoxicity of African medicinal plants on both cancer and normal cell lines are also welcome.

Potential topics dealing with the pharmacological potential of African medicinal plants and derived products include, but are not limited to:

  • Antibacterial research
  • Antifungal research
  • Antiviral research
  • Antihelmithic plants
  • Antimalarial plants
  • Other antiprotozoal research
  • Cancer research

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 535219
  • - Editorial

Anti-Infective and Antiproliferative Potential of African Medicinal Plants

Victor Kuete | Namrita Lall | Thomas Efferth
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 252758
  • - Research Article

Antimicrobial Constituents of Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd. against Periodontal Pathogens

Garland More | Namrita Lall | ... | Thilivhali Emmanuel Tshikalange
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 902394
  • - Research Article

Antimicrobial and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Pterygota macrocarpa and Cola gigantea (Sterculiaceae)

Christian Agyare | George Asumeng Koffuor | ... | Louis Adu-Amoah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 831327
  • - Research Article

Antimicrobial Effects of a Lipophilic Fraction and Kaurenoic Acid Isolated from the Root Bark Extracts of Annona senegalensis

Theophine Chinwuba Okoye | Peter Achunike Akah | ... | Uchenna Estella Odoh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 834156
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of the Acetone and Aqueous Extracts of Mature Stem Bark of Sclerocarya birrea for Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Properties

Nicoline F. Tanih | Roland N. Ndip
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 564927
  • - Research Article

Anticancer Activity of Certain Herbs and Spices on the Cervical Epithelial Carcinoma (HeLa) Cell Line

Danielle Berrington | Namrita Lall
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 808979
  • - Research Article

Synergistic Antimycobacterial Actions of Knowltonia vesicatoria (L.f) Sims

Antoinette Labuschagné | Ahmed A. Hussein | ... | Namrita Lall
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 374017
  • - Research Article

Melanogenesis and Antityrosinase Activity of Selected South African Plants

Manyatja Brenda Mapunya | Roumiana Vassileva Nikolova | Namrita Lall
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 623723
  • - Research Article

Antibacterial Activities of Selected Cameroonian Plants and Their Synergistic Effects with Antibiotics against Bacteria Expressing MDR Phenotypes

Stephen T. Lacmata | Victor Kuete | ... | Jean-Marie Pages
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