Special Issue "Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research"
A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: plant biology and ecology
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For very long time, a large number of plants have been used in medicinal therapy, as well as for food and beverage preparation. Due to their natural origins, the treatment products obtained from medicinal plants are of greater benefit in comparison to synthetic ones. The main carriers of the biological activity of medicinal plants are plant secondary metabolites, as products of a specifically conceived secondary metabolism, which is a continuation of the essential primary metabolism. On the basis of their main roles in plant life, quantitative and qualitative composition of secondary metabolites is in accordance with a variety of environmental influences. In addition to their role in the process of environmental interaction, secondary metabolites from plants express their biological activity in both in vitro and in vivo conditions. Based on these facts, complex studies of medicinal plants, from habitats to the validation of natural products, are interesting for more scientific and practical disciplines. This Special Issue of Plants will contribute to knowledge of medicinal plants from several aspects, such as:
- Morphology and anatomy
- Diversity and phytogeography
- Physiology and ecology
- Methodology of cultivation and collection
- Medicinal plants in traditional and modern folk medicine
- Diversity of plant secondary metabolites
- Methods for quantitative and qualitative analysis of plant secondary metabolites
- Isolation and purification of plant secondary metabolites
- Methods for chemical modification of the active substances from medicinal plants
- In vitro and in vivo biological activity of plant secondary metabolites
Dr. Milan S. Stankovic
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- medicinal plants
- natural products
- biological effects