Plant-derived chemicals : a source of inspiration for new drugs

Seidel, Veronique (2020) Plant-derived chemicals : a source of inspiration for new drugs. Plants, 9 (11). 1562. ISSN 2223-7747 (

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Plants have a long history of use as traditional remedies to treat a range of diseases and the diverse chemicals that they produce have provided great inspiration for the design of new drugs to date. Many plants have yet to be investigated for the presence of biologically-active products. This Special Issue presents a collection of scientific studies which report on the medicinal potential of plants. It also highlights the importance of preserving ethnobotanical knowledge and plant biodiversity worldwide to sustain future drug discovery from plant sources.