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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemicals and Their Biological Activities
Submission Deadline: Sep. 30, 2018
Lead Guest Editor
Javad Mottaghipisheh
Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Szeged, Szeged, Csongrád, Hungary
Guest Editors
  • Hadi Taghrir
    Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • Mohammad Mahmoodi
    Department of Horticulture, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
  • Mehdi Ayanmanesh
    Department of Horticulture, Islamic Azad University, Estahban Branch, Estahban, Iran
  • Mina Sanayeifar
    Department of Horticulture, Islamic Azad University, Jahrom Branch, Jahrom, Iran
  • Yasin Barforoushan
    Department of Chemistry, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran
Guidelines for Submission
Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.
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Published Papers
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Phytochemicals are produced by higher plants as secondary metabolites. The secondary metabolites have plenty of ecological roles. These natural products are essential in surviving the plant by overcoming against the various threats i.e. insects, environmental challenges, plant-plant interaction/competition (allelopathy), etc. Application of medicinal plants has a history as long as humanity’s age for treating diseases and improving disorders. It is reported that over 10,000 different phytochemicals possess potential preventive or supplementary effects on various human diseases. It is claimed that half of whole discovered drugs are made by natural products or their derivatives. Furthermore, undesired side effects of these herbal remedies are recorded much lesser that the chemically base drugs. The various biological activities of plants and their isolated phytochemicals have been previously evaluated and nowadays are still assessing more effects. We invite the researchers to contribute the original research and review articles regarding medicinal plants and phytochemicals. It is desired to include the discovery and assess the biological and pharmacological effects of phytochemicals, also report the essential oil constituents.

The potential topics (not limited) include:

Aim and scope:

Medicinal plants
Natural products
Volatile oil constituent
Novel secondary metabolites
Phytochemical analysis
Biological activities
Pharmacological assay
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