A comprehensive review of over 2,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine, this book provides a concise description of the materia medica of an enormous and extensively varied continent. It includes a detailed pharmacognostical profile of 170 of the major herbs, including the common name, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, medicinal uses, chemical constituents, and published pharmacologic activity. The profiles are presented in both alphabetic order and according to family. The book also provides an introduction to African traditional medicine.

chapter 1|6 pages


chapter 2|104 pages

Catalog of Major African Medicinal Plants

chapter 4|18 pages

Healing and the African Culture

chapter 5|10 pages

The African Medicine Man