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Special Issue "Ethnopharmacology in Latin America"
A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (24 March 2023) | Viewed by 11857
Special Issue Editor
Interests: pharmacology; medicinal plant; ethnobotany; pharmacy
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Special Issue Information
Latin America is a multicultural region, which encompasses 43 countries, and it was the settlement of many pre-Hispanic civilizations. Their knowledge and culture still remain. This region is the home of over 50 million indigenous people belonging to 400 different ethnic groups. Their ancient knowledge was incorporated into many pharmacopeias from this region. Latin America has many endemic medicinal plants. However, this region is facing a loss of biodiversity. The migration to rural areas is resulting in the loss of ethnomedicinal information. In Latin America, the use of medicinal plants for primary healthcare is a common practice among the general population due to the lack of/insufficient medical attention and the lack of economic resources. Many of these medicinal plants remain to be studied for their toxicology, pharmacology, and chemistry. This Special Issue will be focused on the following topics: (i) ethnobotanical studies using quantitative tools, (ii) survey-based studies about self-medication/use of herbal products, (iii) preclinical and clinical studies with plant extracts and their active compounds, (iv) analytical procedures for the standardization of plant extracts, and (v) legislation and regulation of herbal products. The journal Pharmaceuticals invites experts to contribute to this Special Issue with reviews and original research articles focusing on the pharmacology, toxicology, analytical chemistry, pharmacy, and ethnobotany of medicinal plants endemic to Latin America.
With best regards,
Dr. Angel Josabad Alonso-Castro
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- Latin America
- chemical standardization
- herbal products