Welcome to 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, letters, rapid communications, 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 2013 for the Most Innovative Planta Medica Original Paper now decided!

Starting in 2013, and to celebrate the 60th birthday of Planta Medica, 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 Brown et al., Comparisons of Large (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) and Small (Vaccinium oxycoccos L., Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) Cranberry in British Columbia by Phytochemical Determination, Antioxidant Potential, and Metabolomic Profiling with Chemometric Analysis, has won the race. In a moving award ceremony, Dr. Murch received the prize during the 2013 GA Congress in Münster. Congratulations! Click here to read the paper for free.


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