Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Standardization and Biological Properties of Functional Herbal Food 2021


Publishing date
01 Jan 2022
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
20 Aug 2021

Lead Editor

1Shenzhen Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, the Fourth Clinical Medical College of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Shenzhen, China

2Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China

3Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

4Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Zhengzhou, China

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Standardization and Biological Properties of Functional Herbal Food 2021

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Medicine and food homology theory describes the herbs that can be consumed as food and/or medicine. Specifically, various foods that possess medicinal functions are known as medical and food dual-purpose herbs. In our daily diet, apart from the supply of essential nutrients, these types of foods can play a role in the therapeutic functions of our body, the effect of which can be obvious over a period of daily consumption.

Numerous medical and food dual-purpose herbs have been consumed for thousands of years and are still gaining influence in our daily life. Modern studies on their phytochemistry and biological activities have revealed their health benefits both as food and medicinal herbs. However, there are still two major questions remaining to be addressed. First, the standardization of these herbs has not been well established. Second, despite clinical practice and several animal studies supporting their functions, the exact biological efficacy and molecular mechanism are still unclear.

This Special Issue aims to attract the latest studies on the chemical composition and health efficacy of medical and food dual-purpose herbs in developing the chemical parameters for standardized, well-prepared herbal extracts, as well as understanding the action mechanisms of their biological functions. Here, we especially welcome original research articles (in silico, in vitro, and in vivo) and review articles that will extend effort to understand their standardization approaches and action mechanisms.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Well-established standardized references for medical and food dual-purpose herbs
  • Comparison of chemical composition of medical and food dual-purpose herbs at different harvest seasons, in different geographical regions, and after post-harvest treatments
  • Biological functions and mechanisms of medical and food dual-purpose herbs
  • Optimization of extraction and properties of active ingredients from medical and food dual-purpose herbs
  • Toxicity assessment of medical and food dual-purpose herbs

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9658638
  • - Research Article

Benefit Effect of Dendrobium officinale Ultrafine Powder on DSS-Induced Ulcerative Colitis Rats by Improving Colon Mucosal Barrier

Xiang Zheng | Tao-Xiu Xiong | ... | Su-Hong Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 1464027
  • - Research Article

Explore the Lipid-Lowering and Weight-Reducing Mechanism of Lotus Leaf Based on Network Pharmacology and Molecular Docking

Guangjiao Zhou | Xuehua Feng | Ali Tao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 7383062
  • - Research Article

Effects and Mechanism of Zishen Jiangtang Pill on Diabetic Osteoporosis Rats Based on Proteomic Analysis

Shufang Chu | Deliang Liu | ... | Huilin Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 2073296
  • - Research Article

Zanthoxylum bungeanum Seed Oil Attenuates LPS-Induced BEAS-2B Cell Activation and Inflammation by Inhibiting the TLR4/MyD88/NF-κB Signaling Pathway

Jing Hou | Jun Wang | ... | Jiangtao Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5547424
  • - Research Article

Essential Oil-Rich Chinese Formula Luofushan-Baicao Oil Inhibits the Infection of Influenza A Virus through the Regulation of NF-κB P65 and IRF3 Activation

Xin Mao | Shuyin Gu | ... | Shuwen Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 1696575
  • - Research Article

The Meridian Tropism and Classification of Red Yeast Rice Investigated by Monitoring Dermal Electrical Potential

Meng-Tian Wang | Qiao-Juan He | ... | Yu-Bo Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9902211
  • - Research Article

Improvement of Presbyopia Using a Mixture of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicines, Including Cassiae Semen, Wolfberry, and Dendrobium huoshanense

Chi-Ting Horng | Jui-Wen Ma | Po-Chuen Shieh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 4812068
  • - Research Article

Characterization of a Tumor-Microenvironment-Relevant Gene Set Based on Tumor Severity in Colon Cancer and Evaluation of Its Potential for Dihydroartemisinin Targeting

Bo Liang | Biao Zheng | ... | Jikui Liu
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