Dietary Chinese Herbs

Chemistry, Pharmacology and Clinical Evidence

  • Yanze Liu
  • Zhimin Wang
  • Junzeng Zhang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Junzeng Zhang, Zhimin Wang, Yanze Liu
      Pages 3-21
    3. Priya Kathirvel, Phillip Joy, Bohdan L. Luhovyy
      Pages 23-41
  3. Root, Rhizome, Tuber, and Bulb Materials

About this book


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.


Chinese Medicinal Herbs Nutraceuticals Nutriciences TCM Herbs Traditional Herbal Medicines

Editors and affiliations

  • Yanze Liu
    • 1
  • Zhimin Wang
    • 2
  • Junzeng Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingChina
  2. 2.Inst. of Chinese Materia MedicaChina Academy of Chinese Medical SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Aquatic and Crop Resource DevelopmentNational Research Council of CanadaHalifaxCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-99447-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-99448-1
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