About this Research Topic
There is a growing body of studies focusing on drug-herb and herb-herb interactions, but their interpretability is often problematic. The purpose of combining traditional medicinal plants is to increase the effectiveness and decrease the number of doses, and we specifically hope to attract studies that critically assess such claims. This research topic looks at all aspects associated with such combination effects and their impact on treatment and health.
In this Research Topic, we welcome manuscripts focused on the pharmacological activity of medicinal plants combinations (extract, metabolites, or oils from medicinal plants), as well as drug-medicinal plant combinations, considering the following subjects:
• Pharmacodynamic interaction.
• Pharmacokinetic interaction.
• Toxicology interactions.
• Adverse effect with drug and traditional medicines therapeutic combination.
• Clinical or preclinical treatments in drug-medicinal plant combinations incorporating a detailed assessment of all forms of potential interactions.
• Analysis of more than two plants in combination to produce pharmacological activity.
All the manuscripts submitted to the collection will need to fully comply with the Four Pillars of Best Practice in Ethnopharmacology (you can freely download the full version here).
Keywords: medicinal plants, synergism, herb-herb interaction, drug-medicinal plants interaction
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