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Traditional herbal medicine research methods : identification, analysis, bioassay, and pharmaceutical and clinical studies / edited by Willow J.H. Liu.

Contributor(s): Liu, Willow J. H. (Willow Jiang Hua), 1963- | Wiley InterScience (Online service).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780470921340; 047092134X; 9780470149362; 0470149361; 9780470920824; 0470920823; 128290485X; 9781282904859.Subject(s): Herbs -- Therapeutic use -- Testing | Materia medica, Vegetable -- Research | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Herbal Medications | Plant Extracts -- analysis | Plant Extracts -- pharmacology | Medicine, Chinese Traditional | Phytotherapy -- methods | Plants, Medicinal -- chemistryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Traditional herbal medicine research methods.DDC classification: 615/.321072 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Frontmatter -- Introduction to Traditional Herbal Medicines and their Study / Willow J H Liu -- Collection and Identification of Raw Herbal Materials / Ping Li, Ling Yi, Hui-Juan Liu -- Extraction and Isolation of Compounds from Herbal Medicines / Hong-Wei Liu -- Identification and Structure Elucidation of Compounds from Herbal Medicines / Xin-miao Liang, Yu Jin, Jia-tao Feng, Yan-xiong Ke -- Bioassays for Screening and Functional Elucidation of Herbal Medicines / Willow J H Liu -- Functional Evaluation of Herbal Medicines by Animal Experiments / Chun-fu Wu, Fang Wang, Chun-li Li -- Safety Pharmacology and Toxicity Study of Herbal Medicines / Jing-yu Yang, Li-hui Wang -- Clinical Study of Traditional Herbal Medicine / Hong Yuan, Guo-ping Yang, Zhi-jun Huang -- Standardization and Quality Control of Herbal Extracts and Products / Jian-guo Zeng, Man-liang Tan, Xuan Peng, Qi Luo -- Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbs / Willow J H Liu -- Index.
Summary: This book introduces the methodology for collection and identification of herbal materials, extraction and isolation of compounds from herbs, in vitro bioassay, in vivo animal test, toxicology, and clinical trials of herbal research. To fully understand and make the best use of herbal medicines requires the close combination of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, and clinical science. Although there are many books about traditional medicines research, they mostly focus on either chemical or pharmacological study results of certain plants. This book, however, covers the systematic study and analysis of herbal medicines in general - including chemical isolation and identification, bioassay and mechanism study, pharmacological experiment, and quality control of the raw plant material and end products.
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Frontmatter -- Introduction to Traditional Herbal Medicines and their Study / Willow J H Liu -- Collection and Identification of Raw Herbal Materials / Ping Li, Ling Yi, Hui-Juan Liu -- Extraction and Isolation of Compounds from Herbal Medicines / Hong-Wei Liu -- Identification and Structure Elucidation of Compounds from Herbal Medicines / Xin-miao Liang, Yu Jin, Jia-tao Feng, Yan-xiong Ke -- Bioassays for Screening and Functional Elucidation of Herbal Medicines / Willow J H Liu -- Functional Evaluation of Herbal Medicines by Animal Experiments / Chun-fu Wu, Fang Wang, Chun-li Li -- Safety Pharmacology and Toxicity Study of Herbal Medicines / Jing-yu Yang, Li-hui Wang -- Clinical Study of Traditional Herbal Medicine / Hong Yuan, Guo-ping Yang, Zhi-jun Huang -- Standardization and Quality Control of Herbal Extracts and Products / Jian-guo Zeng, Man-liang Tan, Xuan Peng, Qi Luo -- Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbs / Willow J H Liu -- Index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

This book introduces the methodology for collection and identification of herbal materials, extraction and isolation of compounds from herbs, in vitro bioassay, in vivo animal test, toxicology, and clinical trials of herbal research. To fully understand and make the best use of herbal medicines requires the close combination of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, and clinical science. Although there are many books about traditional medicines research, they mostly focus on either chemical or pharmacological study results of certain plants. This book, however, covers the systematic study and analysis of herbal medicines in general - including chemical isolation and identification, bioassay and mechanism study, pharmacological experiment, and quality control of the raw plant material and end products.

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