Special Issue "Natural Pharmacons: Biologically Active Plant-Based Pharmaceuticals 2024"

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 39

Special Issue Editors

Mycological Laboratory, Department of Plant Physiology, Institute for Biological Research "Siniša Stanković"—National Institute of Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, Bulevar Despota Stefana 142, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: microfungi; macrofungi; antibacterial activity; antifungal activity; natural products
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Medicinal plants present a valuable source of chemicals with potential therapeutic properties. They are widely used in traditional medicine as supportive therapeutics for various conditions and diseases. In recent years, there have been extensive studies in the area of medicinal plant research dealing with their various pharmacological effects. Novel research on this subject is necessary, since this is an emerging and a rather interesting domain. Many in vitro studies describe the beneficial effects of plants for human health, highlighting promising pharmacological effects.

This Special Issue will cover the biological activity of medicinal plants and isolated compounds. Screening natural preparations for their biological activities is of prime importance, since natural raw material presents an excellent source of pharmaceuticals with a wide variety of different biologically active chemical structures. If your manuscript addresses plant mixtures, please do check the following:


The scope of this Special Issue includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Chemical characterization of natural preparations;
  • Therapeutic potential of natural matrices in cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases;
  • Antimicrobial activity;
  • Antioxidant activity;
  • Anti-enzymatic activity;
  • Anti-inflammatory activity;
  • Mechanism of pharmacological actions;
  • Structure–activity studies.

Dr. Dejan Stojković
Dr. Marina Soković
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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