Planta Medica


Journal of Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research

Aims and scope
Planta Medica is one of the leading international journals in the field of medicinal plants and natural products with original research papers, reviews, minireviews and perspectives from researchers worldwide. Planta Medica publishes 18 issues per year. - The following areas of medicinal plants and natural products research are covered:


  • Biological and Pharmacological Activity
  • Pharmacokinetic Invesitgations and Clinical Studies
  • Natural Product Chemistry
  • Analytical Studies




Thieme Award 2014 for the Most Innovative Planta Medica Original Paper now decided!

Starting in 2013, Thieme awards every year the most promising paper published in Planta Medica in the previous year. The decision of the jury – the Editors of the journal – is strictly based on scientific quality and on the interest that the paper has met with in the scientific community. The prize money is EUR 1.500. This year, a paper by Kwon et al., “Alterations in sulfur amino acid metabolism in mice treated with silymarin: A novel mechanism of its action involved in enhancement of the antioxidant defense in liver", has won the race. In a moving award ceremony, senior author Professor Young Chul Kim of Seoul National University received the prize during the 2014 GA Congress in Guimarães, Portugal. Congratulations! Click here to read the paper for free.


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