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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of South America

Brazil

Editors: Albuquerque, Ulysses Paulino, Patil, Umesh, Máthé, Ákos (Eds.)

  • This book presents an overview of plants in South America with a focus on Brazil
  • Contributions are from renown scientists
  • Variety of coloured illustrations
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This volume in the series deals with the major Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) of South America, providing information on major aspects of this specific group of plants on that continent (botany, traditional usage, chemistry, production/collection practices, trade and utilization).  Brazil, in particular, offers an immense amount of biodiversity, including plants with great pharmacological interest and ethno-medicinal importance.  Contributions are from internationally recognized professionals, specialists of the Medicinal and Aromatic Plant domain and have been invited mostly from the members of the International Society for Horticultural Science and International Council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.

About the authors

Ákos Máthé, Professor and Head of the Department of Botany, West-Hungarian University Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science, Hungary He is the Chair of the section of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the International Society of Horticulture Science. He is Vice President of the International Council of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (member of IUBS) and President of the Hungariuan Horticultural Society. He is former editor of Herba Hungarica, Acta Agronomica Hungaric and presently editor of ICMAP Newsletter, member of the boar of editors of Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Haworth, Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology. His main research areas include botany and ecophysiology of medicinal and aromatic plants, diversification of horticultural production.
Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque is graduate at Biological Sciences from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (1993), master's at Plant Biology (Taxonomy and Ethnobotany)from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (1996) and PhD at Plant Biology (Ethnobotany) from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (2001). Currently he is professor of Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil) where he coordinates the Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Social-Ecological Systems (LEA). He was presidente of the Brazilian Society of Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology (2005-2008). He acts in the areas of ecological anthropology, ethnobotany, biodiversity conservation, applied botany, ethnopharmacology and natural products. He has a special interest to the comprehension of the factors that modulate the relation between people and biota on the interface of ecology and evolutive processes. He is member of editorial board of the Journal of Ethnobiology and Etnomedicine (Deputy Editor), Economic Botany (Associate Editor) and  Ethnobiology and Conservation (co-Editor in Chief).
Umesh Patil has completed his PhD from Dr H S Gour Vishwavidyalaya (University), Sagar and Postdoctoral studies from Institute of Biology, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Currently he is serving as Professor of Pharmacognosy and General Secretary to Indian Society of Pharmacognosy (ISP). He is Editor of Indian Journal of Natural Products and News Letters of ISP and ICMAP. He has been serving as Editorial Board Member of many reputed journals. His area of specialization is Herbal Drug Technology, Ethnopharmacology and Phytomedicines. He is the recipient of 7 prestigious awards given in the field of HMPs and remained BOYSCAST Fellow of DST, Govt of India. He is Board Member of International Council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (ICMAP) and Member of many professional bodies including International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), International Society of Ethno-Pharmacology (ISE), International Society for Medicinal Plant Research (GA), International Pharmaceutical Students Federation, International Society of Natural Product Development, APTI, IPA, IPGA, ISTE and IAHP.

Table of contents (43 chapters)

  • South American Biodiversity and Its Potential in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

    Nunes, Alissandra Trajano (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Chemical Diversity and Ethnopharmacological Survey of South American Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Species

    Rodrigues, Rodney Alexandre Ferreira (et al.)

    Pages 17-44

  • Introduction to Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Brazil

    Máthé, Ákos (et al.)

    Pages 47-69

  • Medicinal Plants and State Policy in South America: The Case of Colonial Brazil

    Medeiros, Maria Franco Trindade

    Pages 71-78

  • Achyrocline satureioides (Lam.) DC.

    Gonçalves, Gabriela Granghelli (et al.)

    Pages 81-88

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1552-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1550-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of South America
Book Subtitle
Brazil
Editors
  • Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
  • Umesh Patil
  • Ákos Máthé
Series Title
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1552-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1552-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1550-6
Series ISSN
2352-6831
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 486
Number of Illustrations
62 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
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