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1st Edition

Brazilian Medicinal Plants

ISBN 9781315106427
Published November 11, 2019 by CRC Press
358 Pages 12 Color & 138 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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, and its research

  • Describes the emergence of natural products research in Brazil

  • Emphasizes 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

Introduction to Book Series




Chapter 1 Unraveling the Complexities of Brazilian Regulations for Medicinal Plants and Herbal Medicinal Products

Ana Cecília Bezerra Carvalho, Melina Cossote Kumoto, and 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 Valentina Modolo, Samuel Chaves-Silva, Thamara Ferreira da Silva, and Cristiane Jovelina 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 and Lucas Vieira Lima

Chapter 8 Chemical and Functional Properties of Amazonian Fruits

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

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

Rebeca Previate Medina, Carolina Rabal Biasetto, Lidiane Gaspareto Felippe, Lilian Cherubin Correia, Marília Valli, Afif Felix Monteiro, Alberto José Cavalheiro, Ângela Regina Araújo, Ian Castro-Gamboa, Maysa Furlan, Vanderlan da Silva Bolzani, and Dulce Helena Siqueira Silva

Chapter 10 Plants from the Caatinga Biome with Medicinal Properties

Maria da Conceição Ferreira de Oliveira, Mary Anne Sousa Lima, Francisco Geraldo Barbosa, Jair Mafezoli, Mary Anne Medeiros Bandeira, and Wellyda Rocha Aguiar

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, Adão Aparecido Sabino, and Ângelo de Fátima


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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