Special Issue "Pure and Natural Herbal Medicines and Essential Oils: Authentication and Detection of Adulteration and Contamination"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2020) | Viewed by 3113
Interests: natural product drug discovery; phytochemistry; essential oils; chemical ecology; molecular modeling
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Adulteration of herbal medicines and essential oils has become a serious problem. As the prices of these products increase, unscrupulous dealers are increasing their profits by diluting samples with inactive additives; augmenting “pure” samples with cheaper substitutes; adding synthetic or semisynthetic components; or adding contaminants such as pesticides, microbial metabolites, or heavy metals. In addition to misleading the consumer, contaminated or adulterated herbal medicines and essential oils can also cause adverse health effects. In this Special Issue, we invite original research articles and timely reviews on the adulteration and/or contamination of herbal medicines or essential oils and may include but are not limited to the detection of adulterants/contaminants, the adverse influence on the efficacy or aroma profiles of herbal medicines or essential oils, or possible toxic effects of adulterants/contaminants.
Prof. Dr. William Setzer
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- Herbal medicines
- Essential oils
- Synthetic markers
- Semisynthetic adulterants