Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Medicinal Plants in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases 2013


Publishing date
13 Dec 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
26 Jul 2013

Lead Editor

1Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Moulay Ismail University, BP 21, Errachidia, Morocco

2ICMR Virus Unit, Division of Ethnomedicine, ID & BG Hospital, General Block 4, 57 Dr. Suresh C Banerjee Road, Kolkata 700 010, India

3Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche e Biomediche, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Via Ponte don Melillo, 84084 Fisciano, Italy

4Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Medicinal Plants in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases 2013

Description

Medicinal plants have a vast array of bioactivities and are used in the management of infectious and lifestyle diseases from the dawn of civilization. Chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, and cancer are a global problem today. However, most of these diseases were largely preventable. Though the emergency medicine saves thousands of lives every day, the preventive medicine on the other hand can help to prevent chronic diseases from occurring, rather than trying to treat after it is too late. Our purpose is to unify, simplify, and present that knowledge of prevention and treatment by the use of medicinal plants and some nutraceuticals with the help of our colleagues.

We encourage contribution by original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the pathology underlying diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases (CVD), cancer, and neurodegenerations, the development of strategies to prevent and treat these conditions, the evaluation of outcomes, the epidemiological and clinical studies, and the study of medicinal plants and their active compounds in degenerative disease research. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Natural substances as lead compounds in chronic and degenerative diseases research
  • Natural products involved in the prevention of chronic diseases
  • Ethnopharmacological studies of medicinal plants used in the treatment of chronic diseases
  • Herbal pharmacotherapy and phytochemical studies
  • Role of functional foods and nutraceuticals in the management of chronic diseases
  • Pharmacological and toxicological studies on the mechanisms of action of medicinal plants used in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases
  • Epidemiological and clinical studies on efficacy of medicinal plants
  • Studies on the consequences of the use of plant crude drugs
  • Advances in genetics of chronic diseases and nutrigenomics in the prevention of chronic diseases
  • Recent advances in prevention and controlling of chronic diseases

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 180981
  • - Editorial

Medicinal Plants in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases 2013

Mohamed Eddouks | Debprasad Chattopadhyay | ... | William Chi-shing Cho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 281508
  • - Research Article

Administration Dependent Antioxidant Effect of Carica papaya Seeds Water Extract

Elisa Panzarini | Majdi Dwikat | ... | Luciana Dini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 673286
  • - Research Article

Antiatopic Dermatitis Effect of Artemisia iwayomogi in Dust Mice Extract-Sensitized Nc/Nga Mice

Hyekyung Ha | Hoyoung Lee | ... | Hyeunkyoo Shin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 981046
  • - Research Article

Antidiabetic and Antihyperlipidemic Effects of Clitocybe nuda on Glucose Transporter 4 and AMP-Activated Protein Kinase Phosphorylation in High-Fat-Fed Mice

Mei-Hsing Chen | Cheng-Hsiu Lin | Chun-Ching Shih
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 297154
  • - Research Article

Effect of Xiaoyaosan Decoction on Learning and Memory Deficit in Rats Induced by Chronic Immobilization Stress

Zhen-Zhi Meng | Jia-Xu Chen | ... | Han-Ting Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 948627
  • - Research Article

Metabolic Effects of Mulberry Leaves: Exploring Potential Benefits in Type 2 Diabetes and Hyperuricemia

A. Hunyadi | E. Liktor-Busa | ... | I. Zupkó
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 984797
  • - Research Article

Effects of the Chinese Traditional Prescription Xiaoyaosan Decoction on Chronic Immobilization Stress-Induced Changes in Behavior and Ultrastructure in Rat Hippocampus

Yuan Liang | Xiao-Ling Guo | ... | Guang-Xin Yue
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 759615
  • - Research Article

Citrus bergamia Risso Elevates Intracellular Ca2+ in Human Vascular Endothelial Cells due to Release of Ca2+ from Primary Intracellular Stores

Purum Kang | Seung Ho Han | ... | Geun Hee Seol
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 145925
  • - Research Article

Effect of Nelumbo nucifera Petal Extracts on Lipase, Adipogenesis, Adipolysis, and Central Receptors of Obesity

Chandrasekaran Chinampudur Velusami | Amit Agarwal | Vijayalakshmi Mookambeswaran
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 869061
  • - Research Article

Greenselect Phytosome for Borderline Metabolic Syndrome

Gianni Belcaro | Andrea Ledda | ... | Mark Dugall
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Acceptance rate27%
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CiteScore2.900
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