1st Edition

Medicinal Plant Responses to Stressful Conditions

Edited By Arafat Abdel Hamed Abdel Latef Copyright 2023
    480 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    480 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Medicinal Plant Responses to Stressful Conditions discusses the effects of multiple biotic and abiotic stressors on medicinal plants. It features information on biochemical, molecular and physiological strategies used to mitigate or alleviate detrimental effects of biotic and abiotic stressors. The book contains chapters featuring medicinal plants of importance covering subjects including genomics, functional genomics, metabolomics, phenomics, proteomics and transcriptomics under biotic and abiotic stress of medicinal plants and their molecular responses. It suggests exogenous application of different types of stimulants to enhance medicinal plant production in such conditions.


    • Details all aspects of biotic and abiotic stressors in various important medicinal plant species.
    • Chapters cover evidence-based approaches in the diagnosis and management of medicinal plants under stressful conditions.
    • Includes information on ways to mitigate effects from biotic stress (diseases and pests) or abiotic stress (high salinity, drought, temperature extremes, waterlogging, wind, high light intensity, UV radiation, heavy metals and mineral deficiencies).

    A volume in the Exploring Medicinal Plants series, this book is an essential resource for plant scientists, botanists, environmental scientists and anyone with an interest in herbal medicine.



    1.       Allium cepa under stressful conditions

    2.       Allium sativum and Stressful Conditions

    3.       Anethum graveolens and Stressful Conditions

    4.       Avena sativa under Drought Stress

    5.       Avena sativa under Toxic Elements

    6.       Citrus lemon and Stressful Conditions

    7.       Crocus sativus and Stressful Conditions

    8.       Cuminum cyminum and Stressful Conditions

    9.       Medicinal plant Hibiscus sabdariffa L. and its responses to various stresses

    10.     Mentha piperita and Stressful Conditions

    11.     Moringa oleifera under Stressful Conditions

    12.     Nigella sativa and Stressful Conditions

    13.     Olea europaea and Stressful Conditions

    14.     Origanum taxa and stressful conditions

    15.     Petrosolinum crispum under Stressful Conditions

    16.     Pheonix dectylifera and Stressful Conditions

    17.     Portulaca oleracea under Salt Stress

    18.     Portulaca oleracea under Drought Stress

    19.     Ricinus communis and Stressful Conditions

    20.     Salvadora persica L. and Stressful Conditions

    21.     Salvia officinalis and Stressful Conditions

    22.     The role of secondary metabolites in Thymus vulgaris under abiotic stress

    23.     Trigonella foenum-graceum and stressful conditions


    Professor Arafat Abdel Hamed Abdel Latef is a professor of plant physiology at the Department of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, South Valley University, Egypt. He received his BSc in 1998, M.Sc. in 2003 and Ph.D. in 2005 from South Valley University, Egypt. Prof. Arafat has published more than 80 research/review articles in high-quality international and local journals. He has edited one book for CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC (published in July 2021) and one book for Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (published in November 2022). He has also published 20 book chapters in international volumes including John Wiley and Sons Inc, Taylor & Francis Group, Academic Press (Elsevier) and Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.

    Prof. Arafat is the recipient of the ParOwn 1207 Post Doctor Fellowship 2007 granted by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, which was carried out in the Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China. He is serving as an editorial member for 15 reputed journals and a guest editor for four special issues in PlantsBasel (2), Frontiers in Plant Science (1) and Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany (1). Furthermore, he is an expert reviewer for 120 international journals. Recently, he received the Top Peer Reviewer Award 2019 Powered by Publons.

    Prof. Arafat has received several awards such as the Egypt State Award for Excellence 2021, South Valley University Award for Excellence 2019 and South Valley University Award for Scientific Publication (2010–2022). Prof. Arafat is actively engaged in studying the physio-biochemical and molecular responses of different plants under environmental stresses and their tolerance strategies under these stressors.