Special Issue "Herbal Extracts and Natural Compounds: Nutraceutical and Pharmaceutical Aspects"
A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2020).
Interests: natural compounds; herbal extract; polyphenols; antioxidants; microencapsulation; cyclodextrins; poorly soluble and low bioavailable drugs
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Natural remedies such as herbal extracts and natural compounds are an important source for the development of nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products. They play a key role in the maintenance of health, prevention, and treatment of different ailments or chronic and acute diseases, such as metabolic, inflammatory, neurological and immune system problems. Therefore, in the last decade, the interest in these natural products or natural product drug discovery has increased and continues to grow all over the world. The reasons for this can be ascribed to minor side effects with respect to conventional remedies, which are sometimes also ineffective in the treatment of disease, in particular chronic problems.
The purpose of this special issue of Pharmaceutics is to collect interesting information for the scientific community that deals with natural products, with a particular interest in nutraceutical and pharmaceutical fields. The focus will be on research articles and reviews on the design and development and characterization of innovative formulations, the stability of natural products, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles, and pharmacological investigation. Other technological, nutraceutical, or pharmaceutical aspects will also be welcome.
Dr. Maria Rosaria Lauro
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- formulation design
- pharmaceutical process
- natural products drug discovery
- nutrition prevention and therapy
- dietary supplements