Special Issue "Biological Properties of Medicinal Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: pharmacology; natural products; neurotransmission; behavioral pharmacology; experimental pharmacology; preclinical pharmacology; CB1 receptor; PPARs; cannabinoids; endocannabinoids; CB2 receptor
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Interests: neuroimmunology; neuroinflammation; immunopharmacology; immune-mediated inflammatory disease; autoimmune diseases; inflammatory and neuropathic pain; natural products; phytocannabinoids; cannabimetic agents; cannabinoid receptors; preclinical pharmacology; behavioral pharmacology
Interests: the role of adenosine signaling in the modulation of inflammatory processes; the identification of molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying hemaostasis alteration in inflammation; the study of medicinal plants and active ingredients with anti-inflammatory effects
Medicinal plants have been used as traditional medicines, modern botanical medicines, and food supplements for the treatment or prevention of a variety of diseases and to provide benefits to human health. In fact, they have been shown to have many different biological activities, including antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer activity. In recent years, the interest in medicinal plants and their active compounds has increased for several reasons (for example, they produce fewer accumulation problems and they are better tolerated than synthetic drugs). The purpose of this Special Issue is to promote this renewed interest in medicinal plants by highlighting the potential biological activities of medicinal plants and/or specific compounds isolated from them and their current and potential future applications. In particular, studies that use herbs as adjuvants or attenuators of side effects in currently used treatments, studies that describe synergies between herbs and currently used drugs, and studies that describe herb–herb interactions and herb–drug interactions are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Capasso
Prof. Dr. Rafael Cypriano Dutra
Dr. Elisabetta Caiazzo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- medicinal plants
- biological activity
- molecular mechanisms
- medical use
- plant side effects
- pharmacological interactions