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1st Edition

Natural Products and Botanical Medicines of Iran

ISBN 9780367441739
Published October 13, 2020 by CRC Press
260 Pages 30 Color & 187 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

With a high diversity of vegetation in Iran, over 8000 plant species are in existence. More than 2300 species of these plants have medicinal, edible and industrial properties, and more than 1700 species of them are endemic. Natural Products and Botanical Medicines of Iran provides an overview on important endemic plants and their usages. All results have been tabulated and key detailed information of each species is presented with background data.


  • Provides an understanding of indigenous plant-derived natural medicines of the most important medicinal plants in the region
  • Includes discussions and critical views on the potentials and challenges for further development of the selected plants in a modern setting
  • Details the important plants and sets out the chapters based on either taxonomy or medical use

Table of Contents

Preface to the Series

1.      Introduction

1.1 Natural Products and Botanical Medicines of Iran

1.2 The Boissier plants taxonomy method

2. Spermatophytes- Angiosperms- Dicotyledons- Dialypetalaes

3. Spermatophytes- Angiosperms- Dicotyledons- Sympetalaes

4. Spermatophytes- Angiosperms- Dicotyledons- Monochlamydeaes

5. Spermatophytes- Angiosperms- Monocotyledons

6. Spermatophytes- Gymnosperms

7. Cryptogamaes- Pteridophytes

8. Cryptogamaes- Non-vascular plants

9. Conclusion



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Reza Eddin Owfi is a Ph.D. candidate in Rangeland Management in Gorgan Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Iran. Since 2002, he has been focused in Indigenous knowledge, saline soils vegetation, halophyte, xerophyte and medicinal plants. He has been involved in national research projects and published related papers and books.