Nicosan (formerly called Niprisan) is a multiple herbal drug that has been approved in Nigeria for the treatment of sickle cell disease. This phytomedicinal-based drug was developed by traditional healers in Nigeria and has recently been the subject of in vitro studies and clinical trials. Nicosan is an extract mixture of four plants, Piper guineenses, Pterocarpus osun, Eugenia caryophyllum, and Sorghum bicolor, which grow wild or are cultivated in West Africa. In this chapter, we will discuss the development history of this herbal drug and its chemical properties.
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- Chemical Engineering(all)