Volatile Compounds Found in Plants and Their Mechanisms in Inflammatory Processes: Implications on Human Health

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 112

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife CEP 50670-901, Pernambuco, Brazil
Interests: anti-inflammatory; natural products; oxidative stress; antioxidant defense; digestive disorders; aromatic plants; essential oils; bioactive molecules

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Departament of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa 58051-970, PB, Brazil
Interests: medicinal chemistry; Phytotherapy; medicinal plants; natural product; natural compound; antinociceptive activity; anticonvulsant activity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The discovery of drugs from medicinal plants highlights these species as an essential source of biologically active substances. Their metabolites perform diverse functions in plant physiology, but can also interact with various biological targets in other living organisms and result in changes in biological systems, such as inhibitory or stimulating actions on biochemical processes. These changes can cause pharmacological and/or toxic effects in animals and humans and have applicability in pharmacotherapeutic approaches. The volatile compounds found in plants have demonstrated several pharmacological activities, including anti-inflammatory action and balancing oxidative stress. These metabolites have also been used as prototypes and inspired the development of synthetic molecules with promising pharmacological activity. Thus, this chemical class represents a group of promising compounds in the search for new drugs for the treatment of diseases associated with inflammatory processes. Therefore, this Special Issue is an opportunity to debate the importance of natural substances from plants in the discovery of anti-inflammatory drugs and to discuss their mechanisms of action and potential application as therapeutic agents.

Dr. Renan Oliveira Silva Damasceno
Dr. Damião Pergentino de Sousa
Guest Editors

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  • volatile
  • essential oils
  • aromatic plants
  • aromas
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antioxidant
  • flavors
  • inhalation

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