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Review of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants

Review of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants

"Review of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants (RAMP) is a fully searchable abstracts database of internationally published research on cultivated and wild species of culinary herb, spice, essential oil and medicinal plants."

An excellent gateway to all current research on aromatic and medicinal plants

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Review of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants (RAMP) is a fully searchable abstracts database of internationally published research on cultivated and wild species of culinary herb, spice, essential oil and medicinal plants. Developed from CAB Abstracts, the original applied life sciences database, coverage includes the botany, cultivation, biological activity and use of these plants.

Each week, Review of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants delivers all the new highly-targeted, searchable summaries covering key English and foreign language journal articles, reports, conferences and books about aromatic and medicinal plants.

Review of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants includes a fully searchable backfile to 1979. Over 150,000 research summaries bring a wealth of current research on aromatic and medicinal plants to your fingertips! Over 17,000 records are added to the database each year.

Review of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants is updated weekly online, it is also delivered bi-monthly in print.


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Activity against organisms of medical and veterinary interest

Covers activity against pests, pathogens, parasites and disease vectors of man and animals, including:

    • - arthropods
    - bacteria
  • - fungi
  • - helminths
  • - molluscs
  • - protozoa
    • - viruses

- natural resources, including endangered species, exploitation and conservation of natural resources, plant genetic resources, genebanks

- plant biochemistry: biosynthetic pathways of primary and secondary metabolism, enzyme activity and characterization

- plant ecology including habitat descriptions, responses to environmental factors, phenology, distribution maps

- plant physiology: growth and development, photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration, plant water relations, tropisms, senescence/juvenility, responses to plant growth regulators, physiological disorders

- plant structure: cytology, histology, anatomy, morphology- taxonomy and nomenclature 

Crop production

- breeding and crop improvement: cultivar descriptions and trials, breeding and selection, mutants and mutations, genetics including population genetics, molecular genetics, cytogenetics, genetic engineering, gene mapping, gene expression

- crop management: cropping systems including intercropping and rotations; protected cultivation in greenhouses or tunnels; soilless culture including hydroponics; cultural practices such as sowing, planting, pruning, training, weed control, crop manipulation using growth regulators, harvest date determination, maturity assessment, harvesting; equipment used in cultivation

- crop protection: new pest/pathogen records; pest and pathogen biology and control; pesticide application

- economics: crop production by country/region; production possibilities; costs and returns; national and international trade; markets and marketing

- postharvest technology: on farm processing, drying, storage

- propagation: seed germination, seed viability, seed storage, seed treatment, seedling production; vegetative propagation by layering, cuttings, grafting, micropropagation and in vitro regeneration, somatic embryogenesis; planting stock production

- soils, fertilizers and plant nutrition: soil analysis, soil fertility, soil properties, soil amendments, soil management, fertilizer application, nutrient deficiencies and excesses, mycorrhizas, root nodules, nitrogen fixation


Human medicine
    - use of plants or plant products including crude herbal drugs, phytomedicines, phytopharmaceuticals or essential oils in human medicine. Includes traditional medicine, ethnopharmacological surveys, indigenous knowledge, surveys of current usage, clinical studies (case reports and clinical trials); adverse effects and toxicology including allergic reactions and deliberate or accidental poisoning; human pharmacokinetics.


In vitro metabolite production
        - all aspects of the production of secondary metabolites in vitro by plant cell and tissue cultures, including cell suspensions and hairy root cultures; use of elicitors to increase metabolite production; selection of high-yielding cultures; cell immobilization; permeabilization; bioreactors 


    - covers registration and licensing of herbal drugs; regulations relating to essential oils and spices; intellectual property rights


Pharmacology (in vitro and animal studies)

All aspects of pharmacology are covered, the main topics are:

- anticancer properties: antimutagenicity, anticarcinogenicity, anticlastogenicity, antineoplastic activity against induced/implanted tumours, antimetastatic activity

- antiinflammatory properties

- antioxidant properties: free radical scavenging activity; effects on lipid peroxidation; effects on superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase

- carbohydrate, lipid, protein and mineral metabolism: includes hypoglycaemic and hypolipaemic properties; effects on calcium and bone metabolism

- cardiovascular system and haematology: effects on platelet activation/aggregation, blood coagulation, the heart and blood vessels

- cytotoxicity: cytostatic/cytocidal effects on cancer cell lines; brine shrimp lethality; induction of apoptosis; ribosome-inactivating proteins

- gastrointestinal system: effects on the stomach, small and large intestines, liver and gall bladder; hepatoprotective, choleretic, antiulcer and antidiarrhoeal properties
- immune system: immunomodulatory effects; antiallergic properties; antianaphylactic properties; radioprotective properties

- nervous system: effects on the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems; analgesic, anticonvulsant, antidepressant and sedative properties; effects on learning and memory

- pharmacokinetics

- reproductive system: effects on the reproductive organs and reproductive behaviour; abortifacient and contraceptive properties

  - respiratory system: effects on the trachea, bronchi and lungs- urinary system: effects on the bladder, kidneys, ureters; antiurolithiatic properties



- covers the composition and extraction of essential oils, volatile compounds and flavour compounds; analysis of active secondary metabolites including alkaloids, phenolic compounds and terpenoids; structural characterization of active metabolites; structure-activity relationships; seasonal variation in plant composition; localization of metabolites within the plant; chemotypes; analytical methods

Plants and plant products
        • - culinary herbs and spices
      - essential oils and oleoresins
    • - essential oil plants
    • - herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals
    • - medicinal plants
Product composition and quality
    - covers all aspects of the quality of crude herbal drugs, processed spices, dried culinary herbs and essential oils; micro/macroscopic identification of herbal drugs; standardization; quality analysis and quality control; substitution/adulteration; product deterioration during storage; chemical/microbial contamination
Toxicology (in vitro and animal studies)
    - acute and chronic toxicity studies; toxicology


Veterinary medicine
      - covers ethnoveterinary surveys; use of plants or their products to treat livestock and domestic pets.




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Title ISSN
International Journal of Veterinary Science 2304-3075
International Journal of Veterinary Science and Medicine 2314-4599