Special Issue "Advances in Research on the Medicinal Value of Plants"

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Phytochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 226

Special Issue Editors

Research Institute of Integrative Life Sciences, Dongguk University, Goyang-si, Republic of Korea
Interests: nanobiotechnology; green synthesis; medicinal plants; biomedical applications
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For a long time, plants have been used as a principal natural source of alternative medicines and have played a vital role in the life of human civilization. Many of these plants are even considered to be the origin of modern medicine. People have tried to find different sources of medicines to alleviate pain and cure different illnesses. Currently, the bioactive compounds of plant origin have been and still are an important source for the modern drug industries. Due to the unembellished restraints of synthetic drugs and the growing contraindications of their usage, there is a growing interest in the world in the usage of natural products based on medicinal plants and herbs. Subsequently, there is an ever-increasing market for herbs and herbal-based medicinal preparations all over the world. The path-breaking development in research methodology and interdisciplinary scientific approaches in medicinal plant research is giving rise to innovative standpoints. Therefore, it becomes domineering to keep pace with the development of research and progress in the field of medicinal herbs. There are a large number of researchers in different parts of the world working on various aspects of medicinal plants and herbal medicines. The current Special Issue will provide a platform for generating data on more information that is recent and research available in this sphere throughout the world in the form of valuable research, reviews, and mini-reviews on all aspects related to future prospects in medicinal plants and their applications.

Dr. Jayanta Kumar Patra
Dr. Gitishree Das
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Plants is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • diversity and conservation of medicinal plants 
  • phytochemical and bioactive compounds
  • tissue culture, propagation and bioreactor technology
  • ethnomedicine and traditional therapy
  • plant breeding
  • hydroponics and elicitation
  • drug discovery
  • modern medicine

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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