Medicinal plants have been used in the prevention, diagnosis, and elimination of diseases based on the practical experience of thousands of years. There is a pressing need to initiate and transform laboratory research into fruitful formulations leading to the development of newer products for the cure of diseases such as AIDS, cancer, and hepatitis, as well as coping with multi-drug resistance problems. This book presents recent developments in the research on medicinal plants for different diseases, formulation of products, and market strategy.
Table of Contents
Mexican Traditional Medicine: Traditions of Yesterday and Phytomedicines of Tomorrow. Centella asiatica: From Ethnomedicinal Uses to Possibility of New Drug Discovery. Melissa officinalis L.: Overview of Pharmacological and Clinical Evidence of the Plant and Marketed Products in SpainSaffron crocus (Crocus sativus): From Kitchen to Clinic. Clinical Studies of Traditional Therapeutic Herbs Before Marketing: Current Status and Future Challenges. Opportunities and Limitations in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants’ Markets and Research in Developing Countries: Lebanon as a Case Study. Mutagenicity, Genotoxicity and Cytotoxicity Assays of Medicinal Plants: First Step for Drug Development. The Medicinal Species Euphorbia hirta and E. hyssopifolia (Euphorbiaceae): Uses, Phytochemical Data and Genetic Diversity. Traditional Medicine in Cuba: Experience in Developing Products Based on Medicinal Plants. Challenges for the Development of A Natural Antimicrobial From Essential Oils. How to Improve Some Properties and Qualities of Plant Extracts and Their Derivatives Using Pharmacotechnical Technology Approach? Cultivation and Utilization of Medicinal Plants for Development of Products. Essential Oils and Their Products as Antimicrobial Agents: Progress and Prospects. Some Latin American Species Promising for the Cosmetic, Perfume and Flavour Industries. The Therapeutic Potential of Products Based on Polyphenols from Wine Grapes in Cardiovascular DiseasesFrom Plant Collection to Lab and Market - Traditional Medicine in Northern PeruAn Update on Plant Originated Remedies for the Medication of Hyperlipidemia. Pharmacological Aspects of Tribulus terrestris Linn. (Goksura): Progress and Products. Vitex negundo: Bioactivities and Products.
Duarte, Marta C.T.; Rai, Mahendra