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

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 297458
  • - Research Article

Effect of the Herbal Drug Guilu Erxian Jiao on Muscle Strength, Articular Pain, and Disability in Elderly Men with Knee Osteoarthritis

Chen-Chen Tsai | Yin-Yi Chou | ... | Der-Yuan Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 845048
  • - Research Article

Pharmacokinetics of Two Alkaloids after Oral Administration of Rhizoma Coptidis Extract in Normal Rats and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Rats

Zipeng Gong | Ying Chen | ... | Yajie Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 843923
  • - Research Article

Integrated Analysis for Identifying Radix Astragali and Its Adulterants Based on DNA Barcoding

Sihao Zheng | Dewang Liu | ... | Shilin Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 425341
  • - Research Article

Rapid Identification of Asteraceae Plants with Improved RBF-ANN Classification Models Based on MOS Sensor E-Nose

Hui-Qin Zou | Shuo Li | ... | Yong-Hong Yan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 160373
  • - Research Article

Dynamics of Panax ginseng Rhizospheric Soil Microbial Community and Their Metabolic Function

Yong Li | YiXin Ying | WanLong Ding
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 618902
  • - Research Article

Natural Resource Monitoring of Rheum tanguticum by Multilevel Remote Sensing

Caixiang Xie | Jingyuan Song | ... | Shilin Chen
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