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The uniqueness and therapeutic value of natural products from West African medicinal plants. Part I: uniqueness and chemotaxonomy

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Abstract

This review gives an in depth coverage of the natural products derived from West African medicinal plants with diverse biological activities. Unique compound classes from West African flora having remarkable biological activities have been highlighted, as well as a correlation between the biological activities of the derived compounds and the uses of the plants in traditional African medicine, and their chemotaxonomic classifications have been included in the discussion. In the first part of the review, the focus is on alkaloids and flavonoids.

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The article was received on 04 Apr 2014, accepted on 12 May 2014 and first published on 15 May 2014


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA03038A
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RSC Adv., 2014,4, 28728-28755

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    The uniqueness and therapeutic value of natural products from West African medicinal plants. Part I: uniqueness and chemotaxonomy

    F. Ntie-Kang, L. L. Lifongo, C. V. Simoben, S. B. Babiaka, W. Sippl and L. M. Mbaze, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 28728
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA03038A

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