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Dr Newman Osafo

Dr Newman Osafo




Address:  Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Kumasi.


Telephone/Mobile: +233268286553; +233208286553

Qualifications (Degree/Education): 

PhD (Pharmacology)

BPharm (Pharmacy)

Institution of Study:

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

Area of Specialty: 


Research Interest: 



Area of Interest: 

Mechanism elucidation of potentially new anti-inflammatory agents of plant origin.

Identification of possible anti-cancer agents from plant origin

Publication (Or Articles)

Book Chapter Contribution

Agyare, C., Obiri, D.D., Boakye, Y.D., Osafo, N. (2013). Analgesic Activities of African Medicinal Plants. In: Medicinal plant research in Africa. Elsevier Inc. 726pp.

Research Articles

Antwi, A.O., Obiri, D.D., Osafo, N., Antwi, S., Osafo, C.A. (2016). Allergy and Ovalbumin-Induced Asthma in Rodents Is Attenuated by the Aqueous Stem Bark Extract of Triplochiton scleroxylon (K. Schum). International journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Research, 7(1), 59-77.

Osafo, N., Boakye, Y.D. (2016). Glyphaea brevis (Spreng.) Monach.: A Review of the Ethno-medical, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Investigations. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 12(2), 1-18.

Dapaah, O.S., Agyare, C., Obiri, D.D., Boakye, Y.D., Osafo, N. (2016). In vivo anti-inflammatory and in vitro antioxidant properties of Hilleria latifolia and Laportea ovalifolia. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 10(20), 442-450.

Obiri, D.D., Osafo, N., Oppong-Sarfo, J., Prah, J.K. (2014). Margaritaria discoidea (Euphorbiaceae) stem bark extract attenuates allergy and Freund’s adjuvant-induced arthritis in rodents. Pharmacognosy Research, 6(2), 163-171.

Obiri, D.D., Osafo, N., Ayande, P.G., Antwi, A.O. (2014). Xylopia aethiopica (Annonaceae) fruit extract suppresses Freund's adjuvant-induced arthritis in Sprague-Dawley rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 152(3), 522–531.

Obiri D.D., Osafo, N., Abotsi, R.E. (2013). Antiallergic and Antiarthritic Effects of Stem Bark Extract of Glyphaea brevis (Spreng) Monachino (Tiliaceae) in Murine Models. ISRN Pharmacology, Volume 2013, Article ID 874263, 13 pages.

Obiri, D.D., Osafo N., Dei-Anane, S., Adjei, R.K., Ababio, E.O. (2013). Anti-Allergic, Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Actions of Stem Bark Extract of Lannea welwitschii (Anarcadiaceae) In Mice. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, 5(Suppl 4), 217-222.

Obiri D.D., Osafo, N. (2013). Aqueous ethanol extract of the fruit of Xylopia aethiopica (Annonaceae) exhibits anti-anaphylactic and anti-inflammatory actions in mice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 148(3), 940–945.
Abstract Publications at research conferences

Osafo, N., Obiri, D.D. (2016). Anti-inflammatory and anti-anaphylactic activity of xylopic acid isolated from the            dried fruit of Xylopia aethiopica in mice. Planta Medica, YRW8.

Olarbi, A.A., Bekoe, E.O., Agyare, C.,           Osafo, N., Boamah, V.E. (2016). In vivo anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Albizia zygia D. C. Macbr. Planta Medica, P192.

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