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Medicines 2015, 2(1), 28-46;

Aromatic Medicinal Plants from Tajikistan (Central Asia)

Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 364, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Nikitin Institute of Chemistry, Tajik Academy of Sciences, Ainy St. 299/2, Dushanbe 734063, Tajikistan
Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899, USA
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Academic Editor: Ronan Batista
Received: 18 December 2014 / Revised: 13 January 2015 / Accepted: 9 February 2015 / Published: 17 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medicinal Plants and Phytomedicines)
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Tajikistan is a small country located in Central Asia. The mostly mountainous terrain with a continental, subtropical, and semiarid climate, is characterized by diverse flora. Many people in Tajikistan rely on medicinal plants as their traditional form of medicine to prevent and cure health disorders. Aromatic medicinal plants, in particular, have played an important role for the local people. In this review, we present a summary of the uses of 18 aromatic medicinal plants from Tajikistan and their compositions of secondary metabolites. View Full-Text
Keywords: Tajikistan; aromatic plants; traditional herbal medicines; essential oil compositions; secondary metabolites Tajikistan; aromatic plants; traditional herbal medicines; essential oil compositions; secondary metabolites

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Sharopov, F.S.; Zhang, H.; Wink, M.; Setzer, W.N. Aromatic Medicinal Plants from Tajikistan (Central Asia). Medicines 2015, 2, 28-46.

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