The microbiome of medicinal plants may directly impact the metabolome of the host, and thus could influence the efficacy of herbal medicine. We advocate a herb for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Salvia miltiorrhiza, as a prime model system to study how microbes may interact with medicinal plants to modify phytochemical production.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Plant Science
- quality control
- secondary metabolites
- traditional herbal medicine