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Dietary Chinese Herbs
Chemistry, Pharmacology and Clinical Evidence
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This work presents up-to-date information on chemical, pharmacological, clinical studies and historical uses of common dietary Chinese herbs. Authored by native experts in the field, the reader is introduced to each herb with a brief chronological review of Chinese literature on dietary herb uses, with chapters dedicated to each selected herb including color photos for each herb. In addition, Chinese characters as well as the Latin botanical name indices, and chemical structures for the known active compounds are also provided. The clear layout examines the health benefits that have been studied for centuries, including current clinical and toxicological data. A wide range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs are investigated for their suitability into daily diets for maintaining general wellness or disease prevention. In the past decades, natural health products, dietary supplements, functional foods, or nutraceuticals have emerged in the West due to the increasing demand for non-pharmaceutical healthcare products.
Traditional Chinese Medicine disease prevention and treatment incorporates the use of foods, and herbal medicine in an integrated manner, and thus the dietary Chinese herbs in used in TCM for thousands of years could be sources for developing new, effective, and safe ingredients to capture the rapidly expanding opportunity in the global market place.


Part 1. Introduction.- 1. Brief history of dietary Chinese herbs.- 2. Food and Nutraceutical Applications of Chinese Herbals Products.- Part 2. Root, rhizome, tuber, and bulb materials.- 3. Achyranthes bidentata Blume (Niu Xi, ) .- 4. Alisma orientalis (Sam.) Juzep. (Ze Xie, ) .- 5. Alpinia officinrum Hance (Gao Liang Jiang, ).- 6. Angelica dahurica (Fisch.) Benth. et Hook. or other related species (Bai Zhi, ).- 7. Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels (Dang Gui, ).- 8. Asparagus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr. (Tian Dong, ).- 9. Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bunge. or other related species (Huang Qi, ).- 10. Codonopsis pilosula (Franch.) Nannf. or other related species (Dang Shen, ).- 11. Curcuma longa L. (Jiang Huang, ).- 12. Dioscorea opposita Thunb. (Shan Yao, ).- 13. Gastrodia elata Bl. (Tian Ma, ).- 14. Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. or other related species (Gan Cao, ).- 15. Lilium lancifolium Thunb. or other related species (Bai He, ).- 16. Morinda officinalis How. (Ba Ji Tian, ).- 17. Ophiopogon japonicus (Thunb) Ker-Gawl. (Mai Dong, ).- 18. Paeonia lactiflora or other related species (Shao Yao, ).- 19. Panax ginseng C. A. Mey. (Ren Shen, ).- 20. Panax notoginseng (Burk.) F. H. Chen (San Qi, ).- 21. Panax quinquefolius (Xi Yang Shen, ).- 22. Platycodon grandiflorum (Jacq.) A. DC. (Jie Geng, ).- 23. Polygonatum kingianum Coll. et Hemsl. or other related species (Huang Jin, ).- 24. Polygonatum odoratum (Mill.) Druce (Yu Zhu, ).- 25. Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. (He Shou Wu, ).- 26. Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi (Ge Gen, ).- 27. Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch. (Di Huang, ).- 28. Rhodiola crenulata (Hook. f. et Thoms.) H. Ohba (Hong Jing Tian, ).- 29. Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge. (Dan Shen, ).- 30. Zingiber officinale Rosc. (Jiang, ).- Part 3. Fruit or seed materials.- 31. Alpinia oxyphylla Miq. (Yi Zhi Ren, ).- 32. Amomum villosum Lour. or other related species (Sha Ren, ).- 33. Arctium lappa L. (Niu Bang Zi, ).- 34. Canarium album Raeusch. (Qing Guo, ).- 35. Cassia obtusifolia L. (Jue Ming Zi, ).- 36. Chaenomeles speciosa (Sweet) Nakai (Mu Gua, ).- 37. Citrus medica L. var. sarcodactylis Swingle (Fuo Shou, ).- 38. Citrus reticulata Blanco or other related species (Ju Pi, ).- 39. Coix lacryma-jobi L. var. mayuen (Roman.) Stapf (Yi Yi Ren, ).- 40. Cornus officinalis Sieb. et Zucc. (Shan Zhu Yu, ).- 41. Crataegus pinnatifida Bge. var. major N.E.Br. or other related species (Shan Zha, ).- 42. Dimocarpus longan Lour. (Long Yan Rou, ).- 43. Euryale ferox Salisb. (Qian Shi, ).- 44. Gardenia jasminoides Ellis (Zhi Zi, ).- 45. Ginkgo biloba L. (Bai Guo, ) .- 46. Hippophae rhamnoides L. (Sha Ji, ).- 47. Hovenia dulcis Thunb. or other related species (Zhi Ju Zi, ).- 48. Lycium barbarum L. (Gou Qi Zi, ).- 49. Momordica grosvenori Swingle (Luo Han Guo, ).- 50. Myristica fragrans Houtt. (Rou Dou Kou, ).- 51. Phyllanthus emblica L. (Yu Gan Zi, ).- 52. Piper nigrum L. (Hei Hu Jiao, ).- 53. Prunella vulgaris L. (Xia Ku Cao, ).- 54. Prunus armeniaca L. or other related species (Xing Ren, ).- 55. Prunus mume (Sieb.) Sieb. et Zucc. (Wu Mei, ).- 56. Rosa davurica Pall. (Ci Mei Guo, ).- 57. Rosa laevigata Michx. (Jin Ying Zi, ).- 58. Rubus chingii Hu (Fu Pen Zi, ).- 59. Schisandra chinensis (Turez.) Baill. (Wu Wei Zi, ).- 60. Sesamum indicum L. (Hei Zhi Ma, ).- 61. Sterculia lychnophora Hance (Pang Da Hai, ).- 62. Terminalia chebula Retz. or other related species (He Zi, ).- 63. Vigna umbellata Ohwi et Ohashi or other related species (Chi Xiao Dou, ).- 64. Ziziphus jujuba Mill. (Da Zao, ).- 65. Ziziphus jujuba Mill. var. spinosa (Bunge) Hu ex H. F. Chou (Suan Zao Ren, ).- Part 4. Aerial part, stem, stem bark, or leaf materials.- 66. Aloe barbadensis Miller etc. (Lu Hui, ).- 67. Cinnamomum cassia Presl (Rou Gui, ).- 68. Dendrobium nobile Lindl. or other related species (Shi Hu, ).- 69. Epimedium brevicornum Maxim. etc. (Yin Yang Huo, ).- 70. Gynosstemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Mak. (Jiao Gu Lan, ).- 71. Houttuynia cordata Thunb. (Yu Xing Cao, ).- 72. Mentha haplocalyx Brig. (Buo He, ).-73. Mosla chinensis Maxim. or other related species (Xiang Ru, ).- 74. Portulaca oleracea L. (Ma Chi Xian, ).- 75. Taraxacum mongolicum Hand.-Mazz. or other related species (Pu Gong Ying, ).- Part 5. Flower or flower bud materials.-76. Carthamus tinctorius L. (Hong Hua, ).- 77. Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat or other related species (Ju Hua, ).- 78. Lonicera japonica Thunb. (Jin Yin Hua, ).- 79. Sophora japonica L. (Huai Hua, ).- Part 6. Multiple-part materials.- 80. Cichorium glandulosum Bioss. et Huet or other related species (Ju Ju, aerial part and root, ).- 81. Morus alba L. (Sang, leaf, fruit, twig, and root cortex, ).- 82. Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. (He, leaf and seed, ).- 83. Perilla frutescens (L.) Britt. (Zi Su, stem, leaf, and seed, ).- 84. Plantago asiatica L. (Che Qian, whole plant and seed, ).- Part 7. Fungi, marine algae, and other materials.- 85. Ganoderma lucidum (Leyss. ex Fr.) Karst. or other related species (Ling Zhi, ).- 86. Laminaria japonica Aresch. or other related species (Kun Bu, ).- 87. Poria cocos (Schw.) Wolf (Fu Ling, ).- 88. Sargassum fusiforme (Yang Qi Cai, ).- Latin name index.


ISBN-13: 9783709119198
Publisher: Springer (Springer Verlag GmbH)
Publication date: October, 2016
Pages: 828
Weight: 1246g
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Subcategories: Biochemistry, Nutrition, Pharmacology


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