Nutritional Quality, and Bioactive Components of Aromatic Plants

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 78

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Department of Vegetable and Herb Crops, Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Doświadczalna 50A, 20-280 Lublin, Poland
Interests: spice and medicinal plants; ontogenetic and environmental variability; cultivation; yield quality; essential oil; biological activity
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Dear Colleagues,

Aromatic plants are a source of valuable raw materials used in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical production, as well as various therapies. These valuable plant species are still found in natural habitats, but most of the high-quality raw material is provided by cultivation. Both sources of aromatic herbs are important for production and consumers. The task of cultivation is to provide the market with a product of high quality, rich in nutrients and bioactive compounds, safe for the potential consumer and with significant benefits. In the case of aromatic plants, one of the main groups of actinic substances are volatile compounds. The content and activity of these components is variable and dependent on several factors. Similarly, the level of nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals) depends on various factors, depending to a greater or lesser extent on the grower or picker. In this regard, practical knowledge is based on important scientific information, based on the results of experiments. Increasing the level of nutrients and bioactive substances based on the principles of good agricultural practice (GAP) makes it possible to obtain a raw material safe for use with health-promoting effects.

This Special Issue invites researchers to submit papers focusing on aromatic plants, their nutritional and health-promoting qualities, innovative articles and reviews on the biology, requirements, cultivation and habitat of natural aromatic plants used in the production of medicines, cosmetics and spices, their biological properties, possibilities and safety of use, etc.

Prof. Dr. Renata Nurzyńska-Wierdak
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Keywords

  • aromatic plants
  • natural habitats of aromatic plants
  • volatile plant compounds (content, composition, activity, variability)
  • nutrients (variability)
  • impact of variability factors (size and quality of the raw material yield)
  • plant growth and development
  • cultivation of aromatic plants
  • plant nutrition (irrigation and fertilization)
  • cover crops, organic farming
  • harvesting techniques (cultivation, natural state)
  • produce quality
  • nutraceutical, aromatic and medicinal properties
  • primary and secondary metabolism
  • pre- and post-harvest factors
  • plant-based health-promoting products

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