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Title Herbal and traditional medicine : molecular aspects of health / edited by Lester Packer, Choon Nam Ong, Barry Halliwell
Published New York : Marcel Dekker, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 941 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxidative stress and disease
Oxidative stress and disease (Unnumbered)
Contents Integrating traditional and complementary medicine into national health care: learning from the international experience -- Can traditional medicine coexist with modern medicine in the same health care system? -- Clinial trials for herbal extracts -- Herbal medicine: criteria for use in health and disease -- Effects of phytochemicals in Chinese functional ingredients on gut health -- Tea and health -- Ginkgo biloba: from traditional medicine to molecular biology -- Ginger -- Lingzhi polyphorous fungus (Ganoderma lucidum) -- Epimedium species -- Ligusticum chuanxiong hort -- Salvia miltiorrhiza -- Schisandrin B and other dibenzocyclooctadiene lignans -- Spirulina: an overview -- Averrhoa bilimbi -- Lentinus edodes: Shiitake mushrooms -- Cruciferous vegetables and chemoprevention: the mechanisms of isothiocyanate-mediated chemoprotection in humans -- Pharmacological and chemopreventive studies of chrysanthemum -- Andrographis paniculata and the cardiovascular system -- Rosemary -- Crataegus (Hawthorn) -- Resveratrol: the promise therein -- Pharmacological and physiological effects of ginseng -- Antioxidant activities of prickly pear (Opuntia ficus indica) fruit and its betalains: betanin and indicaxanthin -- Antioxidant activity and antigenotoxicity of Cassia tora -- Sho-saiko-to -- Licorice root flavonoid antioxidants reduce LDL oxidation and attenuate cardiovascular diseases -- Estrogen-like activity of licorice root extract and its constitutents -- Protection of oxidative brain injury by Chinese herbal medicine: Shengmai San as a model formula for antioxidant-based-compounds therapy of oxidative stress-related diseases -- Eurycoma longifolia Jack (Tongkat Ali) -- The biological and pharmacological properties of Cordyceps sinesis, a traditional Chinese medicine that has broad clinical applications -- Phytochemistry, pharmacology, and health effects of Brandisia hancei -- Ephedra -- Echinacea and immunostimulation -- Medical attributes of St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) -- Therapeutic potential of curcumin derived from turmeric (Curcuma longa) -- Extracts from the leaves of Chromolaena odorata: a potential agent for wound healing -- Medicinal properties of Eucommia bark and leaves -- Systemic reviews of herbal medicinal products: doing more good than harm? -- Use of silicon-based oligonucleotide chip in authentication of toxic Chinese medicine -- Traditional Chinese medicine: problems and drawbacks -- Review of adverse effects of Chinese herbal medicine and herb-drug interactions
Summary Responding to the increased popularity of herbal medicine and other forms of complementary or alternative medicine, this reference reviews and critically evaluates various safety, toxicity and quality-control issues relating to the field
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Herbs -- Molecular aspects.
Herbs -- Therapeutic use.
Traditional medicine.
Plants, Medicinal -- chemistry.
Plants, Medicinal -- metabolism.
Medicine, Traditional.
Plants, Medicinal -- adverse effects.
Form Electronic book
Author Halliwell, Barry.
Ong, Choon Nam.
Packer, Lester.
ISBN 0203025903 (electronic bk.)
9780203025901 (electronic bk.)