Helle Wangensteen

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Phone +47 22856567
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 3 Farmasibygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1068 Blindern 0316 OSLO

My research interests deals with the isolation, identification and analysis of low-molecular substances in medicinal plants or herbal products with the aim to find a rationale for traditional usage of the plant and/or to find new lead compounds from Nature. Ethnopharmacology is an important approach for the selection of plants. 

I am currently working on the following projects

  • Health effects of extracts and polyphenols from Nordic berries and medicinal plants.
  • Isolation and characterization of natural products from medicinal plants used against mental diseases
  • Plant.ID, molecular identification of plants
  • REA:Life, Rediscovery of medicinal plant usage in the “Age of Exploration”: From cultural historical heritage to innovative pharmaceuticals
Tags: Pharmacognosy, Pharmacy, Natural products, NMR, Ethnopharmacology, Antioxidants, Polyphenols, Global south, India
Published Nov. 3, 2010 3:45 PM - Last modified Apr. 8, 2020 2:27 PM