The description and analysis of the Mexican and other countries desertic plants from the point of view of their use in traditional medicine and their potential use in integrative medicine is the overall theme of this book. Aromatic and Medicinal Plants of Drylands and Deserts: Ecology, Ethnobiology and Potential Uses describes the historic use of drylands plants, botanical and geological classification, also describes the endemic plants used in traditional medicine, going through the most relevant aspects of biomedicine and integrative medicine. The chemical and bioactive compounds from desertic medicinal and aromatic plants and the analytic techniques to determine chemical and bioactive compounds from the medicinal and aromatic plants are reviewed. Ethnobiology is detailed in the present book as well as the importance of the integrative medicine for the ancient and actual cultures. The book represents an effort to keep the ethnobiological knowledge of communities for the use of traditional desertic plants with the actual analytical techniques to unveil the chemical molecules responsible of the biological or biomedical applications.
- Describes the endemic plants used in traditional medicine
- Includes the chemical and bioactive compounds from desertic medicinal plants
- Addresses the analytic techniques to determine chemical and bioactive compounds
- Represents an effort to keep the ethnobiological knowledge of communities
To execute this book, there are collaborations by authors from different institutions in northern Mexico, which is where the arid and semi-arid ecosystems of the country are found. Although the subject of medicinal plants has been treated from different angles, this book offers a holistic and comprehensive vision of these important organisms of the Mexican desert, thus resulting in an updated work for specialized readers and for those who are beginning in this exciting theme.
Introduction to plant taxonomy: vascular and non-vascular plants with medicinal use.
Muro-Pérez G., Sánchez-Salas J., Cano-Villegas O., López-García R., Valenzuela-Núñez L. M.
Mexican desertic medicinal plants: biology, ecology, and distribution.
Hernández-Herrera J. A., Valenzuela-Núñez L. M., Encina-Domínguez J. A., Martínez-Sifuentes A. R., Lara-Reimers E. A., Navarrete-Molina C.
Mexican Desert: Health and biotechnological properties potential of some cacti species (Cactaceae).
Trujillo J., Pérez-Miranda S., Ramírez-Hernández A., Muñiz-Ramírez A., García-Campoy A.H., Ramírez-Rodríguez Y.
Chapter 4 Potential of plants from the arid zone of Coahuila in Mexico for the extraction of essential oils.
Solís-Quiroz O. S., González-Machado A. C., Aguirre-Joya J. A., Aguillón-Gutiérrez D. R., Ramírez-Moreno A., Torres-León C.
Chapter 5 Ethnopharmacology of important Aromatic Medicinal plants of the Caatinga, Northeastern Brazil.
Olaitan-Balogun S., Medeiros-Bandeira M. A., do Nascimento-Magalhães K., Lima-Soares I.
Chapter 6 Plants of the Chihuahuan Semi-desert for the Control of Phytopathogens.
Cándido-del Toro C. A., Arredondo-Valdés R., Govea-Salas M., Anguiano-Cabello J. C., Segura-Ceniceros E. P., Ramos-González R., Ascacio-Valdés J. A., Laredo Alcalá E. I., Iliná A.
Chapter 7 Phytochemical compounds from desert plants to management of plant-parasitic nematodes.
Marco Tucuch-Pérez A., Arredondo-Valdés R., Hernández-Castillo F. D., Ochoa-Fuentes Y. M., Laredo Alcalá E. I., Anguiano-Cabello J. C.
Chapter 8 Plant phytochemicals from the Chihuahuan semi-desert with possible herbicidal actions.
Barroso-Ake A. C., Arredondo-Valdés R., Ramos-González R., Laredo-Alcalá E. I., Aguilar-González C. N., Ascacio-Valdés J. A., Govea-Salas M., Iliná A., Tucuh-Peréz M. A.
Chapter 9 ¬Chemical and bioactive compounds from Mexican desertic medicinal plants.
López-Romero J. C., Torres-Moreno H., Ireta-Paredes A. R., Charles-Rodríguez A. V., Flores-López M. L.
Chapter 10 Edible coating based on chia (Salvia hispanica L.) functionalized with Rhus microphylla fruit extract to improve the cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) shelf life.
Charles-Rodríguez AV., Reyes-de la Luz M., Guía-García J. L., Peña-Ramos F.M., Robledo-Olivo A., Hench-Cabrera A. F., Flores-López M. L.
Chapter 11 Larrea tridentata: bioactive compounds, biological activities and its potential use in phytopharmaceuticals improvement.
López-Romero J. C., Torres-Moreno H, Rodríguez-Martínez K. L., Suárez-García A. del C., Beltrán-Martínez M. E., García-Dávila J.
Chapter 12 Toxicological aspects of medicinal plants that growth in drylands and polluted environments.
Pérez-Morales R., Téllez López M. A., Olivas Calderón E. H., González-Zamora A.