Lichens as a potential source of bioactive secondary metabolites
Lichens used in traditional medicine
Lichen secondary metabolites as potential antibiotic agents
Studies on antioxidant properties of lichen secondary metabolites
Investigations of lichen secondary metabolites with potential anticancer activity
Antigenotoxic effect of some lichen metabolites
Lichen secondary metabolites as possible antiviral agents
Future directions in the study of pharmaceutical potential of lichens.
This revised and extended edition provides in-depth insights into the benefits and untapped potential of lichen-derived bioactive compounds. The whole spectrum of these compounds’ biological and medical functions, from antibiotic to antiviral and anti-carcinogenic properties, is presented. In addition, a new chapter discusses the anti-neurodegenerative and anti-diabetic activities of lichenic secondary metabolites. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable asset for students and researchers in this field.
• Updated and extended second edition
• Discusses the beneficial properties of a broad range of lichenic secondary metabolites including their antibiotic, antiviral and anti-carcinogen activities
• Offers valuable insights into the potential applications of lichens in medicine