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Dietary Chinese Herbs

Chemistry, Pharmacology and Clinical Evidence

Liu, Yanze, Wang, Zhimin, Zhang, Junzeng (Eds.)

2015, 930 p. 90 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • The only up-to-date source on the topic
  • Provides scientific coverage of the benefits of herbs as used in traditional Chinese medicine
  • Links the ancient Chinese experience to Western medicine

This work presents up-to-date information on chemical, pharmacological, clinical studies and historical uses of common dietary Chinese herbs. A brief chronological review of Chinese literatures on dietary herb uses, with chapters dedicated to each selected dietary herb, and with plant Latin name indices is provided. Examined are the health benefits that have been studied for centuries. 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 decade, 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.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Chinese Medicine - Herbs - Nutraceuticals - Nutrisciences - Traditional Medicine

Related subjects » Chemistry - Food Science & Nutrition - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

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, 牛膝) .- 4. Alisma orientalis (Sam.) Juzep. (Ze Xie, 泽泻)   .- 5. Alpinia officinrum Hance (Gao Liang Jiang, 高良姜).- 6. Angelica dahurica (Fisch.) Benth. et Hook. or other related species  (Bai Zhi, 白芷).- 7. Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels (Dang Gui, 当归).- 8. Asparagus  cochinchinensis  (Lour.) Merr. (Tian Dong, 天冬).- 9. Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bunge. or other related species (Huang Qi, 黄芪).- 10. Codonopsis pilosula (Franch.) Nannf. or other related species (Dang Shen, 党参).- 11. Curcuma longa L. (Jiang Huang, 姜黄).- 12. Dioscorea opposita Thunb. (Shan Yao, 山药).- 13. Gastrodia elata Bl. (Tian Ma, 天麻).- 14. Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. or other related species (Gan Cao, 甘草).- 15. Lilium lancifolium Thunb. or other related species (Bai He, 百合).- 16. Morinda officinalis How. (Ba Ji Tian, 巴戟天).- 17. Ophiopogon japonicus (Thunb) Ker-Gawl. (Mai Dong, 麦冬).- 18. Paeonia lactiflora or other related species (Shao Yao, 芍药).- 19. Panax ginseng C. A. Mey. (Ren Shen, 人参).- 20. Panax notoginseng (Burk.) F. H. Chen (San Qi, 三七).- 21. Panax quinquefolius (Xi Yang Shen, 西洋参).- 22. Platycodon grandiflorum (Jacq.) A. DC. (Jie Geng, 桔梗).- 23. Polygonatum kingianum Coll. et Hemsl. or other related species (Huang Jin, 黄精).- 24. Polygonatum odoratum (Mill.) Druce (Yu Zhu, 玉竹).- 25. Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. (He Shou Wu, 何首乌).- 26. Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi (Ge Gen, 葛根).- 27. Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch. (Di Huang, 地黄).- 28. Rhodiola crenulata (Hook. f. et Thoms.) H. Ohba (Hong Jing Tian, 红景天).- 29. Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge. (Dan Shen, 丹参).- 30. Zingiber officinale Rosc. (Jiang, 姜).- Part  3. Fruit or seed materials.- 31. Alpinia oxyphylla Miq. (Yi Zhi Ren, 益智仁).- 32. Amomum villosum Lour. or other related species (Sha Ren, 砂仁).- 33. Arctium lappa L. (Niu Bang Zi, 牛蒡子).- 34. Canarium album Raeusch. (Qing Guo, 青果).- 35. Cassia obtusifolia L. (Jue Ming Zi, 决明子).- 36. Chaenomeles speciosa (Sweet) Nakai (Mu Gua, 木瓜).- 37. Citrus medica L. var. sarcodactylis Swingle (Fuo Shou, 佛手).- 38. Citrus reticulata Blanco or other related species (Ju Pi, 橘皮).- 39. Coix lacryma-jobi L. var. mayuen (Roman.) Stapf (Yi Yi Ren, 薏苡仁).- 40. Cornus officinalis Sieb. et Zucc. (Shan Zhu Yu, 山茱萸).- 41. Crataegus pinnatifida Bge. var. major N.E.Br. or other related species (Shan Zha, 山楂).- 42. Dimocarpus longan Lour. (Long Yan Rou, 龙眼肉).- 43. Euryale ferox Salisb. (Qian Shi, 芡实).- 44. Gardenia jasminoides Ellis (Zhi Zi, 栀子).- 45. Ginkgo biloba L. (Bai Guo, 白果)  .- 46. Hippophae rhamnoides L. (Sha Ji, 沙棘).- 47. Hovenia dulcis Thunb. or other related species (Zhi Ju Zi, 枳椇子).- 48. Lycium barbarum L. (Gou Qi Zi, 枸杞子).- 49. Momordica grosvenori Swingle (Luo Han Guo, 罗汉果).- 50. Myristica fragrans Houtt. (Rou Dou Kou, 肉豆蔻).- 51. Phyllanthus emblica L. (Yu Gan Zi, 余甘子).- 52. Piper nigrum L. (Hei Hu Jiao, 黑胡椒).- 53. Prunella  vulgaris L. (Xia Ku Cao, 夏枯草).- 54. Prunus armeniaca L. or other related species (Xing Ren, 杏仁).- 55. Prunus mume (Sieb.) Sieb. et Zucc. (Wu Mei, 乌梅).- 56. Rosa davurica Pall. (Ci Mei Guo, 刺玫果).- 57. Rosa laevigata Michx. (Jin Ying Zi, 金樱子).- 58. Rubus chingii Hu (Fu Pen Zi, 覆盆子).- 59. Schisandra chinensis (Turez.) Baill. (Wu Wei Zi, 五味子).- 60. Sesamum indicum L. (Hei Zhi Ma, 黑芝麻).- 61. Sterculia lychnophora Hance (Pang Da Hai, 胖大海).- 62. Terminalia chebula Retz. or other related species (He Zi, 诃子).- 63. Vigna umbellata Ohwi et Ohashi or other related species (Chi Xiao Dou, 赤小豆).- 64. Ziziphus jujuba Mill. (Da Zao, 大枣).- 65. Ziziphus jujuba Mill. var. spinosa (Bunge) Hu ex H. F. Chou (Suan Zao Ren, 酸枣仁).- Part  4. Aerial part, stem, stem bark, or leaf materials.- 66. Aloe barbadensis Miller etc. (Lu Hui, 芦荟).- 67. Cinnamomum cassia Presl (Rou Gui, 肉桂).- 68. Dendrobium nobile Lindl. or other related species (Shi Hu, 石斛).- 69. Epimedium brevicornum Maxim. etc. (Yin Yang Huo, 淫羊藿).- 70. Gynosstemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Mak. (Jiao Gu Lan, 绞股蓝).- 71. Houttuynia cordata Thunb. (Yu Xing Cao, 鱼腥草).- 72. Mentha haplocalyx Brig. (Buo He, 薄荷).-73. Mosla chinensis Maxim. or other related species (Xiang Ru, 香薷).- 74. Portulaca oleracea L. (Ma Chi Xian, 马齿苋).- 75. Taraxacum mongolicum Hand.-Mazz. or other related species (Pu Gong Ying, 蒲公英).- Part  5. Flower or flower bud materials.-76. Carthamus tinctorius L. (Hong Hua, 红花).- 77. Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat or other related species (Ju Hua, 菊花).- 78. Lonicera japonica Thunb. (Jin Yin Hua, 金银花).- 79. Sophora japonica L. (Huai Hua, 槐花).- Part  6. Multiple-part materials.- 80. Cichorium glandulosum Bioss. et Huet or other related species (Ju Ju, aerial part and root, 菊苣).- 81. Morus alba L. (Sang, leaf, fruit, twig, and root cortex, 桑).- 82. Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. (He, leaf and seed, 荷).- 83. Perilla frutescens (L.) Britt. (Zi Su, stem, leaf, and seed, 紫苏).- 84. Plantago asiatica L. (Che Qian, whole plant and seed, 车前).- Part  7. Fungi, marine algae, and other materials.- 85. Ganoderma lucidum (Leyss. ex Fr.) Karst. or other related species (Ling Zhi, 灵芝).- 86. Laminaria japonica Aresch. or other related species (Kun Bu, 昆布).- 87. Poria cocos (Schw.) Wolf (Fu Ling, 茯苓).- 88. Sargassum fusiforme (Yang Qi Cai, 羊栖菜).- Latin name index.




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