Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics of Minerals in Traditional Medicine 2021


Publishing date
01 Jun 2022
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
14 Jan 2022

Lead Editor

1Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi, China

2SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur, India

3Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology - Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining, China

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Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics of Minerals in Traditional Medicine 2021

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More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Minerals have been used in traditional medicine since ancient times and are still in use today. In traditional Indian medicine, the Ayurveda Pharmacopeia states that 8% of the recipes contain 15 kinds of minerals (metals) and Bhasmas are unique Ayurvedic metallic preparations. In traditional Chinese medicine, at least 10 minerals are listed in 1500 traditional recipes, and 7% of the recipes contain cinnabar (α-HgS) and/or realgar (As4S4). Zuotai, a mineral mixture mainly with β-HgS, is included in hundreds of Tibetan medicines.

One of the major challenges facing traditional medicine containing minerals is differences in mineral processing/preparation that distinguish them from environmental metals. Additionally, many preparations are polyherbal-metallic preparations, increasing their complexity as minerals are not used alone. There is also a need for meta-analyses investigating their therapeutic efficacy in clinical use. Furthermore, toxicity and therapy go hand-in-hand for these preparations and there exists a need to maintain a subtle balance of benefit and risk on an individual basis. Finally, new mechanistic approaches to elucidate the pharmacological basis of mixtures need to be thoroughly understood.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collate original research and review articles dealing with minerals in traditional medicine. We are interested in articles that explore aspects of mineral/metal-containing traditional medicines in treating refractory diseases with efficacy and tolerance during therapy. Research articles that examine mineral processing, polyherb-metallic composition, pharmacology, and toxicology are highly welcomed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mineral preparation, Q/A, composition in traditional remedies
  • Clinical efficacy and safety of mineral-containing traditional medicines
  • Experimental papers, including in vitro and in vivo approaches
  • Toxicology and risk assessment of herbo-metallic preparations
  • Mechanistic studies, including molecular approaches, gene expression, proteomics, gut microbiota, and in silico studies including network pharmacology

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 4831261
  • - Research Article

Botanical from the Fruits Mesocarp of Raphia vinifera Displays Antiproliferative Activity and Is Harmless as Evidenced by Toxicological Assessments

Gaëlle S. Nguenang | Armelle T. Mbaveng | ... | Victor Kuete
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 2626645
  • - Research Article

Neurodoron® for Stress Impairments: A Prospective, Multicenter Non-Interventional Trial

Juliane Hellhammer | Katja Schmidt | ... | Rebecca Hufnagel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 7663212
  • - Research Article

Elucidation of Potential Targets of San-Miao-San in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis Based on Network Pharmacology and Molecular Docking Analysis

Man Chu | Ting Gao | ... | Ping Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 8548378
  • - Research Article

Determination of 18 Trace Elements in 10 Batches of the Tibetan Medicine Qishiwei Zhenzhu Pills by Direct Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

Ke Fu | Yinglian Song | ... | Zhang Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 4508533
  • - Research Article

The Absorption, Distribution, and Excretion of 18 Elements of Tibetan Medicine Qishiwei Zhenzhu Pills in Rats with Cerebral Ischemia

Yinglian Song | Ke Fu | ... | Zhang Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5773802
  • - Research Article

Exploring the Mechanisms of Arsenic Trioxide (Pishuang) in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Based on Network Pharmacology

Xinmiao Wang | Luchang Cao | ... | Jie Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 2251679
  • - Research Article

Tibetan Medicine Qishiwei Zhenzhu Pills Can Reduce Cerebral Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury by Regulating Gut Microbiota and Inhibiting Inflammation

Ke Fu | Dewei Zhang | ... | Zhang Wang
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