Dietary Chinese Herbs

Chemistry, Pharmacology and Clinical Evidence

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

  • Provides important historical, scientific and clinical data for numerous traditional Chinese dietary herbs
  • Includes color illustrations and botanical names for all the herbs
  • Provides scientific coverage of the benefits of herbs as used in traditional Chinese medicine
  • Written by native experts on the topic
  • Includes important pharmacological, toxicological, clinical and chemical data for each herb
  • Offers current information for these important nutraceuticals
  • Chemical formulae for the active ingrediants are provided
  • Contains photos and traditional Chinese Characters for all the herbs discussed
  • Links the ancient Chinese experience to Western medicine
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About this book

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.

Table of contents (88 chapters)

  • A Brief History of Dietary Chinese Herbs

    Zhang, Junzeng (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Food and Nutraceutical Applications of Chinese Herbal Products

    Kathirvel, Priya (et al.)

    Pages 23-41

  • Achyranthes bidentata Bl. 牛膝 (Niuxi, Twotooth Achyranthes Root)

    Li, Minhui

    Pages 45-52

  • Alisma orientalis (Sam.) Juzep. 泽泻 (Zexie, Alismatis Rhizoma)

    Fu, Min (et al.)

    Pages 53-59

  • Alpinia officinarum Hance 高良姜 (Gaoliangjiang, galangal)

    Ding, Ping

    Pages 61-67

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-211-99448-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-211-99447-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: December 15, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1919-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dietary Chinese Herbs
Book Subtitle
Chemistry, Pharmacology and Clinical Evidence
Editors
  • Yanze Liu
  • Zhimin Wang
  • Junzeng Zhang
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-211-99448-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-211-99448-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-211-99447-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1919-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 802
Number of Illustrations and Tables
134 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour
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