Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Medicinal Plants in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases


Publishing date
27 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
09 Mar 2012

Lead Editor

1Faculty polydisciplinary Errachidia, Moulay Ismail University, BP 21, Errachidia, Morocco

2ICMR Virus Unit, Division of Ethnomedicine, ID & BG Hospital, General Block 4, 57 Dr. Suresh C Banerjee Road, Kolkata 700 010, India

3Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche e Biomediche, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Via Ponte don Melillo, 84084 Fisciano, Italy

4Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Medicinal Plants in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases

Description

Medicinal plants have a vast array of bioactivities and are used in the management of infectious to lifestyle diseases from the dawn of civilization. Chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, and cancer are a global problem today. However, most of these diseases were largely preventable. Though the emergency medicine saves thousands of lives every day, the preventive medicine on the other hand can help to prevent chronic diseases from occurring, rather than trying to treat after it is too late. Our purpose is to unify, simplify, and present that knowledge of prevention and treatment by the use of medicinal plants and some nutraceuticals with the help of our colleagues.

We encourage also contribution by original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the pathology underlying diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases (CVD), cancer, and neurodegenerations, the development of strategies to prevent and treat these conditions, the evaluation of outcomes, the epidemiological and clinical studies, and the study of medicinal plants and their active compounds in degenerative disease research. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Natural substances as lead compounds in chronic and degenerative diseases research
  • Natural products involved in the prevention of chronic diseases
  • Ethnopharmacological studies of medicinal plants used the treatment of chronic diseases
  • Herbal pharmacotherapy and phytochemical studies
  • Chronic diseases: functional foods and nutraceuticals
  • Studies involving pharmacological and toxicological mechanisms of action of medicinal plants used in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases
  • Epidemiological and clinical studies on efficacy of medicinal plants
  • Studies of the consequences of the use of plant crude drugs
  • Advances in genetics of chronic diseases
  • Recent advances in prevention and controlling chronic diseases

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 458274
  • - Editorial

Medicinal Plants in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases

Mohamed Eddouks | Debprasad Chattopadhyay | ... | William C. Cho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 580104
  • - Research Article

Ferulsinaic Acid Modulates SOD, GSH, and Antioxidant Enzymes in Diabetic Kidney

Ahmed Amir Radwan Sayed
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 137083
  • - Research Article

Efficacy of Boesenbergia rotunda Treatment against Thioacetamide-Induced Liver Cirrhosis in a Rat Model

Suzy M. Salama | Mehmet Bilgen | ... | Mahmood A. Abdulla
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 197920
  • - Review Article

In Vitro and In Vivo Toxicity of Garcinia or Hydroxycitric Acid: A Review

Li Oon Chuah | Swee Keong Yeap | ... | Noorjahan Banu Alitheen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 142087
  • - Review Article

Animal Models as Tools to Investigate Antidiabetic and Anti-Inflammatory Plants

Mohamed Eddouks | Debprasad Chattopadhyay | Naoufel Ali Zeggwagh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 296432
  • - Research Article

Larix laricina, an Antidiabetic Alternative Treatment from the Cree of Northern Quebec Pharmacopoeia, Decreases Glycemia and Improves Insulin Sensitivity In Vivo

Despina Harbilas | Diane Vallerand | ... | Pierre S. Haddad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 646191
  • - Research Article

Brachystemma calycinum D. Don Effectively Reduces the Locomotor Disability in Dogs with Naturally Occurring Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial

Maxim Moreau | Bertrand Lussier | ... | Eric Troncy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 719805
  • - Research Article

Reversion of P-Glycoprotein-Mediated Multidrug Resistance in Human Leukemic Cell Line by Diallyl Trisulfide

Qing Xia | Zhi-Yong Wang | ... | Hao Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 418912
  • - Research Article

Polyphenol-Rich Fraction of Brown Alga Ecklonia cava Collected from Gijang, Korea, Reduces Obesity and Glucose Levels in High-Fat Diet-Induced Obese Mice

Eun Young Park | Eung Hwi Kim | ... | Hee Sook Jun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 845917
  • - Review Article

Green Tea Polyphenols for the Protection against Renal Damage Caused by Oxidative Stress

Takako Yokozawa | Jeong Sook Noh | Chan Hum Park
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Acceptance rate27%
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