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Brazilian Medicinal Plants

1st Edition

Edited by Luzia V. Modolo, Mary Ann Foglio

CRC Press

352 pages | 12 Color Illus. | 138 B/W Illus.

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The vast and exciting Brazilian flora biodiversity is still underexplored. Several research groups are devoted to the study of the chemical structure richness found in the different Biomes. This volume presents a comprehensive account of the research collated on natural products produced from Brazilian medicinal plants and focuses on various aspects of the field. The authors describe the key natural products and their extracts with emphasis upon sources, an appreciation of these complex molecules and applications in science. Many of the extracts are today associated with important drugs, nutrition products, beverages, perfumes, cosmetics and pigments,and these are highlighted.

Key Features:

  • Presents Brazilian biodiversity: its flora, its people, its research
  • Describes the emergence of natural products research in Brazil
  • Emphasises the increasing global interests in botanical drugs
  • Aids the international natural product communities to better understand the herbal resources in Brazil
  • Discusses Brazilian legislation to work with native plants
  • Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Unraveling the complexities of Brazilian regulations for medicinal plants and herbal medicinal products

    Ana Cecilia Bezerra Carvalho, Melina Cossote Kumoto & João Paulo Silvério Perfeito

    Chapter 2 Physico-chemical Methods for the Quality Control of Medicinal Plants, Plant Derivatives and Phytomedicines in Brazil

    Paula Carolina Pires Bueno and Alberto José Cavalheiro

    Chapter 3 The Widening Panorama of Natural Products Chemistry in Brazil

    Maria Fátima das Graças Fernandes da Silva, João Batista Fernandes, Moacir Rossi Forim, Michelli Massaroli da Silva and Jéssica Cristina Amaral.

    Chapter 4 Molecular Biology Tools to Boost the Production of Natural Products: Potential Applications for Brazilian Medicinal Plants

    Luzia V. Modolo, Samuel Chaves-Silva, Thamara F. Silva and Cristiane J. da-Silva

    Chapter 5 Diversity of Endophytes and Biotechnological Potential

    Daiani Cristina Savi and Chirlei Glienke

    Chapter 6 Environmental Factors Impacting bioactive metabolite accumulation in Brazilian medicinal plants

    Camila Fernanda de Oliveira Junkes, Franciele Antonia Neis, Fernanda de Costa, Anna Carolina Alves Yendo and Arthur Germano Fett-Neto

    Chapter 7 Brazilian bryophytes and pteridophytes as rich sources of medicinal compounds

    Adaíses Simone Maciel-Silva & Lucas Vieira Lima

    Chapter 8 Chemical and Functional Properties of Amazonian Fruits

    Elaine Pessoa, Josilene Lima Serra, Herve Rogez and Sylvain Darnet

    Chapter 9 Plant Species from the Atlantic Forest Biome and their Bioactive Constituents

    R.P. Medina, C.R. Biasetto, L.G. Felippe, L.C. Correira, M. Valli, A.F. Monteiro, A.J. Cavalheiro, A.R. Araujo, I. Castro-Gamboa, M. Furlan, V.S. Bolzani and D.H.S. Silva

    Chapter 10 Plants from the Caatinga Biome with Medicinal Properties

    Maria da Conceição Ferreira de Oliveiraa, Mary Anne Sousa Limaa, Francisco Geraldo Barbosaa, Jair Mafezolia, Mary Anne Medeiros Bandeirab and Wellyda Rocha Aguiarb

    Chapter 11 Natural Products Structures and Analysis of the Cerrado Flora in Goiás

    Lucilia Kato, Vanessa Gisele Pasqualotto Severino, Aristônio Magalhães Teles, Aline Pereira Moraes, Vinicius Galvão Wakui, Núbia Alves Mariano Teixeira Pires Gomides, Rita de Cássia Lemos Lima and Cecilia Maria Alves de Oliveira

    Chapter 12 Total Synthesis of some Important Natural Products from Brazilian Flora

    Leonardo da Silva Neto, Breno Germano de Freitas Oliveira, Wellington Alves de Barros, Rosemeire Brondi Alves, Adao Aparecido Sabino, Angelo de Fatima

    About the Editors

    Luzia Valentina Modolo:

    2017 - present: Associate Professor of the Department of Botany at UFMG, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    2015 - present: Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Advanced Research

    2015 - 2017: Head of the Department of Botany at UFMG, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    2012 - 2014: Guest editor of the Recent Patents on Biotechnology

    2011 - 2014: Vice-head of the Department of Botany at UFMG, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    2009 - 2017: Assistant Professor at UFMG, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    Mary Ann Foglio:

    2015 – Present: Full Professor, UNICAMP, School of Pharmacy, Campinas, Brazil

    2002 - 2015: Researcher UNICAMP, CPQBA, Paulinia, Brazil

    1987 - 2002: Assistant Researcher UNICAMP, CPQBA, Paulinia, Brazil

    About the Series

    Natural Products Chemistry of Global Plants

    This unique book series focuses on the natural products chemistry of botanical medicines from different countries such as Turkey, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Brazil, China, S. Africa, Thailand, Borneo, Cameroon, Uganda and Madagascar. These fascinating volumes are written by experts from their respective countries. The series will focus on the pharmacognosy, covering recognized areas rich in folklore as well as botanical medicinal uses as a platform to present the natural products and organic chemistry. Where possible, the authors will link these molecules to pharmacological modes of action. The series intends to trace a route through history from ancient civilizations to the modern day showing the importance to man of natural products in medicines, in foods and a variety of other ways.

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
    SCIENCE / Chemistry / General