Investors can take advantage of the proven demand for medicinal plants from Ghana and the suitability of the environment for the cultivation of various medicinal plants such as Cola Nitida
(locally known as bese), Alchornea Cordifolia (ogyama), Griffonia Simplicifolia (Kagya), etc.
Previous works have demonstrated that stem bark extracts of Cola nitida (Sterculiaceae), Afrormosia laxiflora and Pterocarpus erinaceus (Fabaceae) provoked a blockade of female rat ovulation and estrous cycle by inhibiting pituitary LH release in vivo.
Key words: Afrormosia laxiflora, Pterocarpus erinaceus, Cola nitida, LH and FSH release, inhibitory effect, serum inactivation
Afrormosia laxiflora, Cola nitida and Pterocarpus erinaceus extracts had long been used in Cote d'Ivoire as folk remedies in several diseases (Ake-Assi, 1984).
But several studies had demonstrated that Cola nitida, Afrormosia laxiflora, Pterocarpus erinaceus extracts contained a high number of phenolic compounds: catechin, quinic acid, tannic acid, chlorogenic acid and flavonoids for Cola nitida (Rakotoarison et al.