Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Evidence-Based Medicinal Plants for Modern Chronic Diseases


Publishing date
20 Dec 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
02 Aug 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Oral Biochemistry, School of Dentistry, Wonkwang University, Republic of Korea

2Daily Manufacturing, Inc., NC, USA

3Department of Oriental Medicinal Materials & Processing, College of Life Sciences, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea

4Center for Metabolic Function Regulation, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Republic of Korea

5Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Çukurova University, Turkey


Evidence-Based Medicinal Plants for Modern Chronic Diseases

Description

Medicinal plants have a long history of therapeutic use. The knowledge of how to use plants for medicine has been passed down through generations by word of mouth and ancient pharmacopoeias. Modern science has devoted considerable research to characterizing the efficacy and mechanisms of action of many medicinal plants, but this remains an area of vast research potential. This special issue is devoted to publishing the most important recent advances in the efficacy and mechanisms of action of medicinal plants for modern chronic diseases.

Modern chronic diseases cause great human suffering, health care expenses, and lost productivity despite the advances of modern medicine. Evidence-based medicinal plants have great potential as safe and effective alternative medicines for modern chronic diseases. Although medicinal plants are an established part of complementary and alternative medicine, many lack scientific support, since medicinal plants are the products of experience-based medicine. Nevertheless, numerous scientific studies support the efficacy of many medicinal plants.

We cordially invite your contribution of research articles or reviews on traditional and newly discovered medicinal plants which have developed into evidence-based medicines through scientific experiments. However, it should not include emerging botanical medicines that do not have sound experimental evidence for efficacy in humans. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical trials of medicinal plants using scientific statistical analysis
  • Pharmacological and molecular studies of medicinal plants using animal experiments or in vitro studies
  • Isolation and analysis of the bioactive components in medicinal plants
  • Standardization of botanical medicines to assure consistent bioactivities and efficacy
  • Studies of medical plant extracts or isolated compounds in animal models or in vitro

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 948385
  • - Editorial

Evidence-Based Medicinal Plants for Modern Chronic Diseases

Yong-Ouk You | James William Daily | ... | Serkan Selli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 492703
  • - Research Article

Crude Ethanol Extract of Pithecellobium ellipticum as a Potential Lipid-Lowering Treatment for Hypercholesterolaemia

Janet P.-C. Wong | Sumi Wijaya | ... | Teng-Jin Khoo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 518942
  • - Research Article

Clinical Study of Effects of Jian Ji Ning, a Chinese Herbal Medicine Compound Preparation, in Treating Patients with Myasthenia Gravis via the Regulation of Differential MicroRNAs Expression in Serum

Chao Jiang | Ping Liu | ... | Lin Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 702196
  • - Research Article

Bromelain Inhibits Allergic Sensitization and Murine Asthma via Modulation of Dendritic Cells

Eric R. Secor | Steven M. Szczepanek | ... | Lawrence K. Silbart
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 579319
  • - Review Article

Cichorium intybus: Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, and Toxicology

Renée A. Street | Jasmeen Sidana | Gerhard Prinsloo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 736856
  • - Review Article

Beneficial Effect of 7-O-Galloyl-D-sedoheptulose, a Polyphenol Isolated from Corni Fructus, against Diabetes-Induced Alterations in Kidney and Adipose Tissue of Type 2 Diabetic db/db Mice

Chan Hum Park | Jeong Sook Noh | ... | Takako Yokozawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 654643
  • - Review Article

Recent Advances in Astragalus membranaceus Anti-Diabetic Research: Pharmacological Effects of Its Phytochemical Constituents

Kojo Agyemang | Lifeng Han | ... | Xiumei Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 593181
  • - Research Article

The Efficacy of Red Ginseng in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Animals

Bin Na Hong | Min Gun Ji | Tong Ho Kang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 928582
  • - Research Article

Antiobesity Effect of Caraway Extract on Overweight and Obese Women: A Randomized, Triple-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

Mahnaz Kazemipoor | Che Wan Jasimah Bt wan Mohamed Radzi | ... | Geoffrey A. Cordell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 439498
  • - Research Article

Inhibition of Acute Phase Inflammation by Laminaria japonica through Regulation of iNOS-NF-κB Pathway

Seong Kyu Park | Sook Jahr Park | ... | Sang Chan Kim
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Acceptance rate28%
Submission to final decision80 days
Acceptance to publication44 days
CiteScore2.010
Impact Factor1.984
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