Special Issue "Medicinal, Aromatic, Spice Plants: Biodiversity, Phytochemistry, Bioactivity and Their Processing Innovation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 2211
Interests: cultivation; essential oils; herbs; natural substances; isolation; innovations; post-harvest processing; products
Medicinal, aromatic and spice plants continue to attract growing interest from both scientists and the general public. Plants that consist of biologically active compounds, such as polyphenols, flavonoids, alkaloids, and polypeptides, have been found to possess many antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties.
This Special Issue of Horticulturae will tackle the somewhat neglected area of biodiversity, including ethnobotany and breeding these plants to enhance their quality and productivity. The biosynthesis of natural plant substances and their qualitative–quantitative contents produces the most important function of their biological properties and effects, new herbal products, and innovative processing, which must also be highlighted in our contributions. Finally, it must be emphasized that medicinal, aromatic, and spicy plants are natural biological resources with the potential to become new-generation substances for human and animal nutrition and health. This Special Issue of Horticulturae could therefore be recommended not only to those involved in research on these special crops and their processing, but also to natural product chemists, pharmacognosists and the users of these plants, which are of increasing economic importance.
Prof. Dr. Ivan Salamon
Dr. Milica Aćimović
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- biological activity
- essential oils
- natural substances
- post-harvest processing