Phytomedicine

Phytomedicine

Abstract

Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology is a scientific, peer-reviewed journal. It focuses on research regarding the medicinal properties and safety of plant compounds. It aims to set an international standard for pharmacology studies, as well as for research on the effectiveness and safety of herbal medicines.  The journal is divided by type of disorder and disease, with additional sections for pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, safety assessments, standardization, and legislation. It was established in 1994 and publishes monthly. The editor-in-chief is Alexander Panossian, and the 2013 impact factor is 2.877.

Featured Herbs

  • Artichoke, Increase in choleresis by means of artichoke extract, 1994
  • Bay Laurel, Anticonvulsant activity of the leaf essential oil of Laurus nobilis against pentylenetetrazole- and maximal electroshock-induced seizures, 2002
  • Black Cohosh, Analysis of thirteen populations of black cohosh for formononetin, 2002
  • Comfrey, Efficacy of a comfrey root (Symphyti offic. radix) extract ointment in the treatment of patients with painful osteoarthritis of the knee: results of a double-blind, randomised, bicenter, placebo-controlled trial, 2007
  • Frankincense, Pharmacokinetic study of 11-keto-beta-boswellic acid, 2004 | Special extract of boswellia serrata (H15) in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, 1996
  • Ginseng Berries, Ginseng berry reduces blood glucose and body weight in db/db mice, 2014 | Anti-hyperglycemic effect of the polysaccharides fraction from American ginseng berry extract in ob/ob mice, 2004
  • Lemon Balm Benefits, Balm mint extract (Lo-701) for topical treatment of recurring herpes labialis, 1999
  • Peppermint, Peppermint oil in irritable bowel syndrome, 2005
  • Rhodiola, Rosenroot (Rhodiola rosea): Traditional use, chemical composition, pharmacology and clinical efficacy, 2010
  • Saffron, The effect of saffron, Crocus sativus stigma, extract and its constituents, safranal and crocin on sexual behaviors in normal male rats, 2008
  • Skullcap, Characterization of chemical ingredients and anticonvulsant activity of American skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), 2009
  • Vitex Chasteberry, Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus)--pharmacology and clinical indications, 2003
  • Wild Indigo, A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical dose–response trial of an extract of Baptisia, Echinacea and Thuja for the treatment of patients with common cold, 2005