Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Chemical Basis of Traditional Medicines and New Potential Applications


Publishing date
05 Sep 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
18 Apr 2014

Lead Editor

1College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Minzu University of China; Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

2Department of Biological Sciences, Lehman College, The City University of New York, NY, USA


Chemical Basis of Traditional Medicines and New Potential Applications

Description

Studies on traditional medicines, for example, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, Unami, and many others, have become a popular research trend worldwide. In many rural areas of developing countries, traditional medicine is often the only accessible and affordable treatment available. Even in developed countries, the use of traditional medicine is gaining popularity, where Western medicine is generally available. An area of concern, however, is that most of the chemical components, especially those responsible for medicinal activity, of these traditional medicines are not well understood. It is urgent to understand. It is important to gain a better understanding of the chemical basis of these traditional medicines, demonstrate their activity, understand their mechanism of action, and develop new potential applications.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles and review articles that will foster better understanding of the chemical constituents of traditional medicines, relate them to their ethnomedicinal uses and discuss new potential applications of established remedies. We are particularly interested in articles that report ethnobotanical studies of traditional medicine and new activities or new applications of these medicines. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Original research or reviews about the use of plants, fungi, animals, microorganisms, minerals, and their biological and pharmacological effects
  • Anthropological and ethnobotanical studies on traditional medicines and their applications
  • Natural products from traditional medicines and their new biological activities
  • Phytochemical analysis and quality control of traditional medicines
  • Pharmacological and toxicological studies of traditional medicine of past and present cultures
  • Studies elucidating the mechanism of action of traditional medicine
  • Western use of traditional medicine and their pharmacokinetic investigations or clinical studies

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ecam/chemic/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 723502
  • - Editorial

Chemical Basis of Traditional Medicines and New Potential Applications

Chunlin Long | Shi-Biao Wu | William C. S. Cho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 580745
  • - Research Article

Chemical Profiling of an Antimigraine Herbal Preparation, Tianshu Capsule, Based on the Combination of HPLC, LC-DAD-MSn, and LC-DAD-ESI-IT-TOF/MS Analyses

Juanjuan Liang | Huimin Gao | ... | Zhimin Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 437803
  • - Research Article

Effect of Flos carthami Extract and α1-Adrenergic Antagonists on the Porcine Proximal Ureteral Peristalsis

San-Yuan Wu | Kee-Ming Man | ... | Wen-Chi Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 965429
  • - Research Article

Inhibitory Effect of Sihuangxiechai Decoction on Ovalbumin-Induced Airway Inflammation in Guinea Pigs

Xue Ping Huang | En Xue Tao | ... | Wei Fen Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 248768
  • - Research Article

Effects of the Czech Propolis on Sperm Mitochondrial Function

Miroslava Cedikova | Michaela Miklikova | ... | Jitka Kuncova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 285356
  • - Research Article

Astragalus Polysaccharide Protects Astrocytes from Being Infected by HSV-1 through TLR3/NF- B Signaling Pathway

Lihong Shi | Fengling Yin | ... | Xiuning Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 894515
  • - Research Article

Rabdosia japonica var. glaucocalyx Flavonoids Fraction Attenuates Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Acute Lung Injury in Mice

Chun-jun Chu | Nai-yu Xu | ... | Dao-feng Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 369204
  • - Review Article

Jatropha gossypiifolia L. (Euphorbiaceae): A Review of Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, and Toxicology of This Medicinal Plant

Juliana Félix-Silva | Raquel Brandt Giordani | ... | Matheus de Freitas Fernandes-Pedrosa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 247595
  • - Research Article

The Spectroscopy Study of the Binding of an Active Ingredient of Dioscorea Species with Bovine Serum Albumin with or without Co2+ or Zn2+

He-Dong Bian | Xia-Lian Peng | ... | Hong Liang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 372503
  • - Research Article

Generation of the Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus E0 Protein in Transgenic Astragalus and Its Immunogenicity in Sika Deer

Yugang Gao | Xueliang Zhao | ... | Lianxue Zhang
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