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