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