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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of South America


  • Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
  • Umesh Patil
  • Ákos Máthé


  • This book presents an overview of plants in South America with a focus on Brazil

  • Contributions are from renown scientists

  • Variety of coloured illustrations


Part of the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World book series (MAPW, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of South America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alissandra Trajano Nunes, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
      Pages 3-15
    3. Rodney Alexandre Ferreira Rodrigues, Glyn Mara Figueira, Adilson Sartoratto, Lais Thiemi Yamane, Verônica Santana de Freitas-Blanco
      Pages 17-44
  3. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Brazil

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Ákos Máthé, José Crisólogo de Sales Silva
      Pages 47-69
  4. Selected Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Brazil

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Gabriela Granghelli Gonçalves, Maria Izabela Ferreira, Lin Chau Ming
      Pages 81-88
    3. Rafael Corrêa Prota dos Santos Reinaldo, Ivanilda Soares Feitosa, Augusto César Pessôa Santiago, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
      Pages 89-96
    4. Julio Alberto Hurrell
      Pages 97-108
    5. Fúlvio Rieli Mendes, Luis Carlos Marques
      Pages 109-119
    6. Lidiam Maia Leandro, Paula Cristina Souza Barbosa, Simone Braga Carneiro, Larissa Silveira Moreira Wiedemann, Valdir Florêncio da Veiga-Junior
      Pages 121-127
    7. Daniel Garcia, Marcos Roberto Furlan, Lin Chau Ming
      Pages 129-138
    8. Valdir Cechinel Filho
      Pages 139-143
    9. Raquel de Cássia dos Santos, Larissa Lucena Périco, Vinícius Peixoto Rodrigues, Miriam Sannomiya, Lúcia Regina Machado da Rocha, Clélia Akiko Hiruma-Lima
      Pages 145-152
    10. Rogério de Aquino Saraiva, Izabel Cristina Santiago Lemos, Patricia Rosane Leite de Figueiredo, Luiz Jardelino de Lacerda Neto, Cícera Norma Fernandes Lima, Mariana Késsia Andrade Araruna et al.
      Pages 153-162
    11. Julio Alberto Hurrell
      Pages 163-172
    12. Jackson Roberto Guedes da Silva Almeida, Ana Carolina Murta Ramalho, Fernanda Guerra da Silveira
      Pages 173-182
    13. Wendy Marisol Torres-Avilez, Flávia dos Santos Silva, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
      Pages 183-196

About this book


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 medicinal importance.  The Amazon Basin, in northern Brazil has a highly diverse biota and still harbours a variety of unknown and unstudied plant species for medicinal values. 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.


Aromatic Botany Chemistry Medicinal Plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    • 1
  • Umesh Patil
    • 2
  • Ákos Máthé
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Botânica, Centro de BiociênciasUniversidade Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Natural Product Research LaboratoryDr. Hari Singh Gour UniversitySagarIndia
  3. 3.Department of Botany, Faculty of Agriculture & Food ScienceWest Hungarian UniversityMosonmagyarovarHungary

About the editors

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.

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 Abbreviated Title Medicinal, Aromatic Plants of World
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature B.V. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-024-1550-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-1653-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-024-1552-0
  • Series ISSN 2352-6831
  • Series E-ISSN 2352-684X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 486
  • Number of Illustrations 62 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Sciences
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