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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World

Series Ed.: Máthé, Ákos

ISSN: 2352-6831

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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) have
been utilized in various forms since the earliest days of mankind. They have
maintained their traditional basic curative role even in our modern societies.
Apart from their traditional culinary and food industry uses, MAPs are
intensively consumed as food supplements (food additives) and in animal
husbandry, where feed additives are used to replace synthetic chemicals and
production-increasing hormones. Importantly medicinal plants and their chemical
ingredients can serve as starting and/or model materials for pharmaceutical
research and medicine production. Current areas of utilization constitute
powerful drivers for the exploitation of these natural resources. Today’s
demands, coupled with the already rather limited availability and potential
exhaustion of these natural resources, make it necessary to take stock of them
and our knowledge regarding research and development, production, trade and
utilization, and especially from the viewpoint of sustainability. The series
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World is aimed to look carefully at our
present knowledge of this vast interdisciplinary domain on a global scale. In
the era of global climatic change, the series is expected to make an important
contribution to the better knowledge and understanding of MAPs. The Editor of
the series is indebted for all of the support and encouragement received in the
course of international collaborations started with his ISHS involvement, in
1977. Special thanks are due to Professor D. Fritz, Germany for making it
possible. The encouragement and assistance of Springer Editor, Mrs. Melanie van
Overbeek, has been essential in realizing this challenging book project. Thanks
are due to the publisher -Springer Science+Business Media, The Netherlands -
for supporting this global collaboration in the domain of medicinal and
aromatic plants. We sincerely hope this book series can contribute and give
further impetus to the exploration and utilization of our mutual global,
natural treasure of medicinal and aromatic plants. Budapest, Prof. Dr. Ákos