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
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Prunus Africana widely used as an anti-allergy while Kemri researchers are investigating it for treating prostate cancer.6.
Other logged tree species included Red stinkwood (Prunus africana) and Muna (Pouteria adolfi-friedericii).
These were Ocimum lamiifolium leaves (LMM 2015/05), Prunus africana leaves (LMM 2015/03), Solanum aculeastrum fruits (LMM 2015/01), Lippia kituiensis leaves (LMM 2015/04), and Syzygium cordatum bark (LMM 2015/02).
Among plants with enormous antiprostate cancer potential is Prunus africana (African cherry), which belongs to the plant family Rosaceae.
Italy-based Indena has announced that CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and ITTO (International Tropical Timber Organization) released the documentary "Custodians of the Forest." 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. Estos objetivos contribuyen a la elaboracion de Dictamenes de Extraccion no Perjudicial de la especie en el marco de las recomendaciones realizadas por el Trees Working Group de CITES (CITES, 2010).
Similarly, the bark of Prunus Africana, which grows widely in the same region and all the way down to East and Southern Africa (see NA, June 2004 p22), is used to extract a chemical cocktail used for the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia in Europe and North America.
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.
A few years ago, Prunus africana was appended to the Appendix II list of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which allows only licensed trade of products from the tree.
* Pygeum africanum (also known as Prunus africana).
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.