Plant extracts as unique biofactories of valuable nanomaterials
WHAT IS THIS ?
Plant extracts have been used all over history for their healing and sanatory properties, with different plants and herbs leading to a wide range of curative properties.
Therefore, when used to produce nanomaterials, a synergetic effect is achieved, leading to therapeutic agents that show properties of both raw materials.
Due to the wide array of precursors, plants-mediated nanomaterials are a unique field on its own, leading to the production of powerful antimicrobial and anticancer agents with outstanding potential in the biomedical field.
WHY DO WE CARE ?
Nanomaterials produced by plant extracts have a unique chemical identity derived from the extract used for the synthesis.
Due to their special physicochemical properties, they can be used as antimicrobial, anticancer, healing and antioxidant agents
Furthermore, the use of plant extracts allows for an easy scale-up of the processes and a quick and straightforward production of materials due to the cost-effectivity of the approach.