Bioactivity of Medicinal Plants and Extracts

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October 2022
380 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5286-6 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5285-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Bioactivity of Medicinal Plants and Extracts that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences

Medicinal plants and natural products have played a central role in therapeutics, being considered the origin of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. Plants are still a source in nature to obtain and isolate molecules with pharmacological applications (drug discovery), but can also be used as herbal medicinal products in traditional or complementary medicine.In addition, the WHO has launched a Traditional Medicine Strategy (2014–2023), including herbal medicines as medicinal therapies, with the aim to ensure the quality, safety, proper use, and effectiveness of traditional medicines, among other objectives.This is a reprint of articles from the Special Issue on “Bioactivity of Medicinal Plants and Extracts” published online in the open access journal Biology. This reprint includes a collection of original research and review articles on new advances in the development and application of bioactive compounds and extracts from plant matrices.

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anti-glucosidase; antioxidant; Brassicaceae; medicinal plants; enzyme inhibitor; polyphenols; stock flower; essential oil composition; insecticide; mosquitoes; mosquito-borne arboviruses diseases; repellent; sensory quality; antiparasitics; molluscicide; schistosomiasis; medicinal plants; Africa; Asia; Brazil; astragalus; antioxidant; α-amylase; hyperoside; bioactive compounds; Haplophyllum tuberculatum; phytochemical analysis; HPLC analysis; antifungal property; tobacco mosaic virus; antiviral activity; Vernonia amygdalina; antifungal activity; Botrytis cinerea; phytochemical; tomato; gray mold disease; natural products; antitumor activity; new anticancer agents; apoptosis pathway; molecular docking; drug discovery; piperine; colon carcinogenesis; NF-κB/Nrf-2/Keap-1/HO-1 signalling pathways; ACF; MDF; Ganoderma lucidum; formaldehyde; liver; oxidative stress; inflammation; Aloe muth-muth; cell migration; HaCaT cells; in vitro cytotoxicity; scratch assay; wound healing; Mentha L. genus; aromatic herb; history; pharmacognosy; therapeutics; oxidative stress; antioxidant; Carica papaya; inflammation; diabetes; cancer; aging; wound healing; periodontal disease; Alzheimer’s disease; human epidermal keratinocytes; HaCaT; Curcuma amarissima; PI3K/AKT; RAS/ERK; wound healing; proliferation; survival; 5α-reductase; androgenetic alopecia; rice bran; tocopherol; SRD5A2; molecular dynamics; RD69; Tubtim chumphae; propolis; antibacterial; antifungal; antiparasitic; antiviral; bioactive compounds; medicinal plants; C. elegans; acetylcholinesterase; monoamine oxidase A; tyrosinase; herbal medicine; lifespan; cannabis flowers; neutral cannabinoids (sp. Sativa); supercritical extraction; supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2); SFE Nottingham unit; SFE Helix unit; Verbascum; traditional knowledge; validation; flavonoid; terpene; inflammatory; n/a; Foeniculum vulgare; chitinase; defensin; qRT-PCR; Vicia faba; plant disease; root rot; essential oil; plant promotion