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Therapeutic Plant Science Reference from C.H.I.P.S.

Chinese and Related North American Herbs: Phytopharmacology and Therapeutic Values

by Thomas S.C. Li


Features:

  • Covers more than 1800 significant Chinese medicinal herbs and 700 related North American herbs
  • Compares Chinese and related North American herbs in active ingredients and therapeutic values
  • Information gathered from both Western and Chinese sources
  • Easy-to-use tables and cross-referencing indexes

This book, by the author of Medicinal Plants focuses on Chinese herbs and related North American species.

Chinese and Related North American Herbs covers 1,800 species of Chinese herbs and 700 related North American species. Clearly formatted tables provide quick and easy access to information gathered from a wide variety of sources, including those not generally available through usual searches.

Part One presents the major constituents and therapeutic values of Chinese medicinal herbs. It provides data on toxicity and contamination, major chemical components and their therapeutic values. More than 1,800 species are covered, with their Latin, Chinese, and English names provided.

Part Two presents the relationship between Chinese and North American medicinal herbs, the possibility of replacement of Chinese with North American herbs, growing conditions and controlled process procedures. This section presents data on more than 700 North American herbs belonging to same species or genus as Chinese herbs, and provides a comparison of active ingredients and claimed therapeutic values.

Also included are more than 400 references and three Appendices that provide handy cross-references. (Chinese and scientific names; major chemical components of Chinese herbs, and major chemical components of related North American herbs)

Chinese and Related North American Herbs is an invaluable resource for researchers in medicinal herbs, phytochemicals, functional foods, and nutraceuticals, processors of nutraceuticals and supplements, growers of herbal plants, and marketers of herbs and herbal products.

Contents

Part I: Development of Chinese Medicinal Herbs, Phytopharmacoloy and Therapeutic Values

Table 1: Major Constituents and Therapeutic Values of Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Part II: Phyletic Relationships between Chinese and Western Medicinal Herbs

Table 2: Chinese and North American Medicinal Herbs Belonging to the Same Species: Major Constituents and Therapeutic Values

Table 3: Chinese and North American Medicinal Herbs Belonging to the Same Genus and Different Species: Major Constituents and Therapeutic Values

Appendices
Chinese and Scientific Names of Chinese Medicinal Herbs
Major Chemical Components and Their Sources in Chinese Medicinal Herbs
Major Chemical Components and Their sources in Related North American Medicinal Herbs

Index

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Chinese and Related North American Herbs
Phytopharmacology and Therapeutic Values
by Thomas S.C. Li

2001 608 pages $188.95 + shipping

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