Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Quality Control on Herbal Medicine and its Application


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1Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong

2Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

3Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Jiangsu Province, China

4Hanshan Normal University, Guangdong, China


Quality Control on Herbal Medicine and its Application

Description

Herbal medicine is an invaluable and unique treasure which has been developed since the first civilization. Different from the commonly used synthetic drugs whose ingredient is mainly composed of a pure compound, the chemical complexity of herbal medicine formulation is usually sophisticated. The multivalent properties of herbal medicine are another outstanding characteristic over the modern synthetic drugs. However, the genuineness and quality control of herbal medicine are always in doubt. Together with the frequent reports of excessive amount of heavy metals and pesticides, the safety of herbal medicine is always under concern. Nonetheless, the efficacies of herbal medicine cannot usually be examined by modern analytical method. Still, we need more works to excavate this historical treasure but not smash them like clay pots.

All in all, the genuineness and quality control are always the first priority of herbal medicine. Modifications with modern scientific means are also essential for improving parameters such as bioavailability. Here, all authors are invited to contribute their current research outputs.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • The genuineness of herbal medicine
  • Metabolomics of herbal medicine
  • Advanced extraction methods and quality control on herbal medicine
  • Clinical study on bioavailability of herbal medicine
  • Innovative application of herbal medicine

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3294398
  • - Editorial

Quality Control on Herbal Medicine and Its Application

Gallant Kar-Lun Chan | Rentian Wu | ... | Yingqing Du
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1502457
  • - Research Article

Quercetin Potentiates the NGF-Induced Effects in Cultured PC 12 Cells: Identification by HerboChips Showing a Binding with NGF

Gallant K. L. Chan | Winnie W. H. Hu | ... | Tina T. X. Dong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7201914
  • - Research Article

Effect of Zishen Jiangtang Pill, a Chinese Herbal Product, on Rats with Diabetic Osteoporosis

Huilin Li | Shufang Chu | ... | Jinhua Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9727240
  • - Research Article

Study of Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic Interaction of Bojungikki-Tang with Aspirin in Healthy Subjects and Ischemic Stroke Patients

Jung-Hwa Yoo | Sung-Vin Yim | Byung-Cheol Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6763130
  • - Review Article

Evidence-Based Study to Compare Daodi Traditional Chinese Medicinal Material and Non-Daodi Traditional Chinese Medicinal Material

Xingyue Yang | Xin Tian | ... | Liyun He
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2830754
  • - Research Article

Study on Quality Standard of Processed Curcuma Longa Radix

Zhimin Chen | Yongfeng Zhao | ... | Zhuo Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9436352
  • - Review Article

Clinical Effects and Safety of Zhi Sou San for Cough: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials

Ningchang Cheng | Jia Zhu | Pinpin Ding
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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