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Lycium Barbarum and Human Health

  • Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang
  • Kwok-Fai So

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ying Wang, Hao Chen, Min Wu, Shaohua Zeng, Yongliang Liu, Jingzhou Dong
    Pages 1-26
  3. Xiaorui Zhang, Wenxia Zhou, Yongxiang Zhang
    Pages 27-44
  4. Xue-Song Mi, Ruo-Jing Huang, Yong Ding, Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang, Kwok-Fai So
    Pages 65-77
  5. Hui Zhao, Krzysztof Bojanowski
    Pages 79-84
  6. Peifei Li, Bingxiu Xiao, Huilin Chen, Junming Guo
    Pages 85-97
  7. Yuen-Shan Ho, Xiao-ang Li, Clara Hiu-Ling Hung, Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang
    Pages 99-111
  8. Benson Wui-Man Lau, Mason Chin-Pang Leung, Kai-Ting Po, Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang, Kwok-Fai So
    Pages 113-123
  9. Hong-Ying Li, Henry HL Chan, Patrick HW Chu, Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang, Kwok-Fai So
    Pages 135-151
  10. María Benlloch, María Muriach, Gloria Castellano, Francisco Javier Sancho-Pelluz, Emilio González-García, Miguel Flores-Bellver et al.
    Pages 153-178
  11. Jerónimo Carnés, Carlos H. de Larramendi, María Angeles López-Matas, Angel Ferrer, Julio Huertas
    Pages 179-198

About this book

Introduction

This book seeks to unravel the mysteries of wolfberry, and systematically introduces its mechanisms in preventing aging-associated diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, inflammation, liver and neurodegenerative diseases. Wolfberry, the dried fruit of Lycium barbarum, is an anti-aging herbal medicine. There have been numerous reports investigating the underlying mechanisms of its anti-aging effects and its role in preventing pathological changes in many aging-associated diseases. Its holistic effects on the body can attenuate liver toxicity and combat the spread of cancer; it also prevents degeneration in the central nervous system, and can even positively affect the skin. As such, wolfberry has become a very popular food supplement around the world. This book will serve as an excellent reference source for researchers and graduate students studying herbal medicine and aging-associated diseases, while also providing insights for the pharmaceutical industry with regard to developing potential drugs for these diseases.

Keywords

Central nervous system disease Health supplement Herbal medicine Lycium Barbarum Nutrition supplement Wolfberry

Editors and affiliations

  • Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang
    • 1
  • Kwok-Fai So
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyLKS Faculty of Medicine the University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyLKS Faculty of Medicine the University of Hong KongHong KongChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9658-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9657-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9658-3
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