Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Sustainable Utilization of TCM Resources


Publishing date
07 Nov 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
20 Jun 2014

Lead Editor

1Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, China

2Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Macao, China

3School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

4Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

5Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia


Sustainable Utilization of TCM Resources

Description

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a long history of application and has attracted more and more worldwide attention for its significant effect in prevention and treatment of diseases. Wild medicinal resource is the basis of TCM and nearly accounts for 80% of all the sources of Chinese herbs. With the development of modern TCM industry and gradual degradation of natural environment, natural reserves of medicinal resources face a tremendous amount of pressure. Many medicinal plants are at risk of extinction and some adulterants appeared in the market. In addition, the excessive collection of wild herbal resources may induce serious damages to the environment. Therefore, how to ensure sustainable utilization of medicinal resources should be brought to attention. More and more measures have been taken to guarantee the supply and identification, as well as quality control, of yielding raw material of TCM and new drug development.

We are interested in articles that study how modern technologies are used to promote the sustainable utilization of medicinal resources. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Systematic review on the production mode of Chinese herbal medicines
  • Modern technologies on the investigation of wild medicinal resources
  • Recent development in identification of medicinal plant or TCM materials using DNA barcoding technologies
  • New technologies on the quality control using traceability management systems
  • The research on exploring new source of traditional Chinese medicine
  • Development of validated analytical methods to run the seasonality studies on native plants includes the determination of different populations, genotype determination of the populations using molecular biology, acclimatization of the selected populations and their cultivation, and evaluation of their chemical profile in comparison with native ones

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/tcmr/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 613836
  • - Editorial

Sustainable Utilization of TCM Resources

Shilin Chen | Yitao Wang | ... | Robert J. Henry
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 402820
  • - Research Article

DNA Barcode-Based PCR-RFLP and Diagnostic PCR for Authentication of Jinqian Baihua She (Bungarus Parvus)

Xiaolei Li | Weiping Zeng | ... | Zhi Chao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 484670
  • - Research Article

Rapid Identification and Verification of Indirubin-Containing Medicinal Plants

Zhigang Hu | Yuan Tu | ... | Xiuqiao Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 450547
  • - Research Article

Determination of Oleanolic and Ursolic Acids in Hedyotis diffusa Using Hyphenated Ultrasound-Assisted Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction and Chromatography

Ming-Chi Wei | Yu-Chiao Yang | Show-Jen Hong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 479879
  • - Research Article

Endangered Uyghur Medicinal Plant Ferula Identification through the Second Internal Transcribed Spacer

Congzhao Fan | Xiaojin Li | ... | Hui Yao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 790739
  • - Research Article

The Modified JiuWei QiangHuo Decoction Alleviated Severe Lung Injury Induced by H1N1 Influenza Virus by Regulating the NF-κB Pathway in Mice

Lijuan Chen | Xin Yan | ... | Haiyan Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 251304
  • - Research Article

Traceability and Quality Control in Traditional Chinese Medicine: From Chemical Fingerprint to Two-Dimensional Barcode

Yong Cai | Xiwen Li | ... | Yitao Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 205089
  • - Research Article

Measuring Agarwood Formation Ratio Quantitatively by Fluorescence Spectral Imaging Technique

Botao Huang | Duykien Nguyen | ... | Shaowei Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 218901
  • - Review Article

Sustainable Utilization of Traditional Chinese Medicine Resources: Systematic Evaluation on Different Production Modes

Xiwen Li | Yuning Chen | ... | Yitao Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 451828
  • - Research Article

Effects of Total Ginsenosides on the Feeding Behavior and Two Enzymes Activities of Mythimna separata (Walker) Larvae

Ai-Hua Zhang | Shi-Qiang Tan | ... | Lian-Xue Zhang
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