Editors: Catalina Rivas-Morales, María Azucena Oranday-Cárdenas, María Julia Verde-Star
Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
Pages: 452 pages
Dimensions (cm): 18.9 wide x 24.6 tall
This book is aimed at students, researchers and professionals and those interested in natural products and health sector. It provides protocols for research on plants of Traditional Medicine to isolate and identify secondary metabolites and find bioactive principles. More than 25% of the drugs used during the last 20 years are derived directly from plants, while another 25% are derived from chemically modified natural products. Only 5-15% of approximately 250,000 medicinal plants have been investigated for this purpose; this underscores the great potential of plants in the search for new drugs. The book provides an overview of research on plants for solving health problems, so in vivo and in vitro techniques are presented to carry out the evaluation of biological activity and formulations for efficient and safe application of extracts and active compounds. Taking into account sustainability, methods of plant tissue culture are included.