Prunus africana


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Prunus africana

(proon'us af?ri-kan'us, -kan', kahn') [L. prunus africana, African plum tree]
A slow-growing evergreen tree native to the highlands of sub-Saharan Africa from whose bark the herbal remedy pygeum is derived. Synonym: African plum; Pygeum africanum See: pygeum

Prunus africana,

n See pygeum.
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Prunus africana is the champion on the list with very little quantities (less than 1%) used locally for malaria and other diseases.
In the Southwest region, Prunus africana producers around Mount Cameroon derive 70% of their annual income from this activity (Ndam 2004).
It is the first documentary about a successful example of sustainable management and corporate social responsibility program related to Prunus africana.
En un segundo nivel de detalle se realizo una cartografia de la vegetacion del piso afromontano, que incluye datos de la distribucion, la superficie y los tipos forestales con presencia de Prunus africana.
En el caso particular de los bosques afromontanos, se diseno un inventario de especies arboreas mas completo de la zona de estudio, al tratarse del area de distribucion de Prunus africana, tomando como referencia otros inventarios en bosques tropicales africanos (Acworth et al.
Cameroon earned US$700,000 from exporting Prunus africana in 1999, but Western pharmaceutical companies who bought it earned US$200m.
In the case of Prunus africana, Cameroon can supply approximately 200 tonnes a year sustainably.
Because yields from his staple crop, maize, are no longer measured in bags, but tonnes, he has also been able to set aside a small area for another longer-term venture, Prunus africana, a native tree which is the source of a drug used to treat enlarged prostate condition in men.
SMALL-HOLDER farmers in Africa are being encouraged to plant a native tree, Prunus africana to save it from extinction as awareness of its potential to treat prostate conditions in older men spreads.
Prostate-preserving plant imperiled An African tree, Prunus africana, faces extinction due to demand for a medicinal extract produced from its bark.
The commercial harvesting of the bark of Prunus africana, a multiple-use tree species with local and international economic and medicinal value, has resulted in serious conservation problems in Cameroon, according to a recent study by Tony Cunningham and Fonki Mbenkum published in the People and Plants working papers by the UN Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation (Unesco), through its Division of Ecological Sciences.