Herbal Medicine : Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects

Edited by Benzie, Iris F. F.; Edited by Wachtel-Galor, Sissi

The global popularity of herbal supplements and the promise they hold in treating various disease states has caused an unprecedented interest in understanding the molecular basis of the biological activity of traditional remedies. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects focuses on presenting current scientific evidence of biomolecular effects of selected herbs and their relation to clinical outcome and promotion of human health. It includes experimental approaches for looking at the bioactive components in herbs. This book also addresses the ethical challenges of using herbal medicine and its integration into modern, evidence-based medicine. Drawing from the work of leading international researchers in different fields, this volume contains an in-depth scientific examination of effects of individual herbs, as well as their use in the treatment of important diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, dermatologic disorders, neurodegenerative disease, and diabetes. Due to the strong associations between oxidative stress, ageing, and disease, the powerful antioxidant properties of herbs and spices are also examined. The herbs featured are some of the most widely used remedies and cover a wide range, including flowering herbs, fruits and berries, roots and rhizomes, and fungi. The fact that composition of natural products can vary greatly and contamination and misidentification can occur are important issues in the use of herbal medicines. To help bring a new level of quality control to the production of herbal extracts, the use of mass spectrometry and chemometric fingerprinting technology is presented as a means for improved identification and authentication of herbs. As the need for effective, affordable health promotion and treatment increases, especially in the growing ageing population, there is a need for rigorous scientific examination of herbal medicines. This timely and comprehensive volume addresses this need and is an important text for medical professionals and researchers, as well as those interested in herbal or complementary medicine.

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  • Herbal Medicine: An Introduction to its History, Usage, Regulation, Current Trends, and Research Needs, Sissi Wachtel-Galor and Iris F. F. Benzie Antioxidants in Herbs and Spices: Roles in Oxidative Stress and Redox Signaling, Ingvild Paur, Monica H. Carlsen, Bente Lise Halvorsen, and Rune Blomhoff Evaluation of Nutritional and Metabolic Effects of Aloe vera, Meika Foster, Duncan Hunter, and Samir Samman Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.),Wing-kwan Chu, Sabrina C. M. Cheung, Roxanna A. W. Lau, and Iris F. F. Benzie Cordyceps as an Herbal Drug, Bao-qin Lin and Shao-ping Li Cranberry, Catherine C. Neto and Joe A. Vinson The Amazing and Mighty Ginger, Ann M. Bode and Zigang Dong Biological Activities of Ginseng and Its Application to Human Health, J. J. Wee, K. Park, and A. S. Chung Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi or Reishi): A Medicinal Mushroom, Sissi Wachtel-Galor, John Yuen, John A. Buswell, and Iris F. F. Benzie Pomegranate Ellagitannins, David Heber Medical Attributes of St. John's Wort-Hypericum perforatum, Kenneth M. Klemow, Andrew Bartlow, Justin Crawford, Neil Kocher, Jay Shah, and Michael Ritsick Tea, Mauro Serafini, Daniele Del Rio, Yao Denis N'Dri, Saverio Bettuzzi, and Ilaria Peluso Turmeric, the Golden Spice: From Traditional Medicine to Modern Medicine, Sahdeo Prasad and Bharat B. Aggarwal Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects of Chinese Wolfberry, Peter Bucheli, Qiutao Gao, Robert Redgwell, Karine Vidal, Junkuan Wang, and Weiguo Zhang Botanical Phenolics and Neurodegeneration, Albert Y. Sun, Qun Wang, Agnes Simonyi, and Grace Y. Sun Cardiovascular Disease, Richard Walden and Brian Tomlinson Herbs and Spices in Cancer Prevention and Treatment, C. M. Kaefer and J. A. Milner Herbal Treatment for Dermatologic Disorders, Philip D. Shenefelt Diabetes and Herbal (Botanical) Medicine, William T. Cefalu, Jaqueline M. Stephens, and David M. Ribnicky Bioactive Components in Herbal Medicine: Experimental Approaches, Foo-tim Chau, Kwok-pui Fung, Chi-man Koon, Kit-man Lau, Shun-yin Wei, and Ping-chung Leung Ethics of Using Herbal Medicine as Primary or Adjunct Treatment and Issues of Drug-Herb Interactionl, Lauren Girard and Sunita Vohra Integration of Herbal Medicine into Evidence-Based Clinical Practice: Current Status and Issues, Anthony Lin Zhang, Charlie Changli Xue, and Harry H. S. Fong Index

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書名 Herbal Medicine : Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects
著作者等 Wachtel-Galor, Sissi
Benzie, Iris F. F.
書名別名 Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects
シリーズ名 Oxidative Stress and Disease
出版元 CRC Press Inc
刊行年月 2011.04.19
版表示 2 Rev ed
ページ数 499p
ISBN 9781439807163
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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