Special Issue "Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Pharmacy, Food and Nutrition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2022.
It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to a new Special Issue of Applied Sciences, Section: Food Science and Technology, which is dedicated to medicinal and aromatic plants—in particular, to their use in foods. This Special Issue is titled “Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Pharmacy, Food and Nutrition”
Traditionally medicinal plants are plants that have healing powers and aromatic plants that are used in various product sectors for the volatile components contained in them. This "didactic" distinction no longer exists today; medicinal plants can be used as aromatic plants and vice versa. In this new era of the study of traditional plants, the scientific approach is to study each plant as an entity regardless of traditional classifications and to try to understand what its biological activities are through its phytocomplex.
In this perspective, we would like to collect scientific work dealing with plants that can be used as food or supplements highlighting their biological as well as nutritional activities.
Given the great field of action of medicinal and aromatic plants, including fungi, this Issue aims to focus on knowledge of the biological and nutritional activities of plants that can be used in human nutrition.
All papers dealing with biological and pharmacological activities, product chemistry, analytical studies, and biochemical investigations are welcome. Manuscripts dealing with formulation and delivery systems of medicinal and aromatic plants will also be considered.
Dr. Bruno Tirillini
Manuscript Submission Information
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- aromatic plant
- biological activities
- biochemical activities
- pharmacological activities