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Medicinal plants are widely used as bioactive raw materials for cosmetics and personal care products. The source of medicinal plants varies greatly, from wild crafting traditional medicinal plants in China to modern horticultural production systems

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190 WORKSHOP 22 (Abstr. 1055-1058) Production and Utilization of Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants: Pacific Northwest and Caribbean

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organized by the ASHS Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants and Controlled Environments Working Groups held at the ASHS Annual Conference Las vegas, Nevada 21 July 2005

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The study of seed germination of medicinal plant species has received special attention from the scientific community due to the increased demand for these plants in the pharmacological industry, coupled with the need to make rational crops for the

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, 2002 ). Medicinal plants contain therapeutic molecules, whose active principles also serve as precursors for drug synthesis ( Loraine and Mendoza-Espinoza, 2010 ). Ibervillea sonorae (S. Watson) Greene is a medicinal wild perennial plant usually known

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vitro propagation of medicinal plants is clearly on the rise, because they represent the most important sources of medicines and other pharmaceutical products. Methods of in vitro propagation offer highly effective tools for germplasm conservation and

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–15 cm), but are planted with various plant types such as aromatic and medicinal plants, turfgrasses, and groundcovers. In contrast with the extensive green roofs, the adaptive ones are accessible and require minimal irrigation inputs ( Kotsiris et al

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), and mint ( Mentha spicata ) are important sources of natural inhibitors ( Abbasi and Manzoor, 2013 ; Kiran and Patra, 2003 ; Opoku et al., 2014 ). A wide variety of tropical medicinal plants that are traditionally used to cure diseases, or to

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, however, does not produce seeds and propagation by cutting or grafting has only a ≈30% survival rate ( Wang et al., 2004 ), which significantly hampers its commercial production as a medicinal plant. Fig. 1. Three-year-old Lonicera macranthoides

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Taiwanese Native Medicinal Plants: Phyto-pharmacology and Therapeutic Values. Thomas S.C. Li. 2006. CRC Taylor & Francis. 379 p. $189.95, hardcover. ISBN 0-8493-9249-7. The publication is educational in its presentation of the medicinal

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