Mediators of Inflammation

Herbal Medicines for Inflammatory Diseases

Publishing date
06 Jun 2014
Submission deadline
17 Jan 2014

Lead Editor

1Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

3Shanghai Key Laboratory of Regulatory Biology, School of Life Science, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

4Division of Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology, Department of Environmental Health, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Herbal Medicines for Inflammatory Diseases


Inflammation is involved in various diseases including asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and tendonitis. Moreover, inflammatory responses play roles in the progression of several diseases including cancer, atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity, and Alzheimer’s disease. Herbal medicines have long been used for preventing or treating diseases including inflammatory diseases. Nonetheless, their effects in inflammatory diseases have not been clearly investigated. Thus, there is an urgent need to improve scientific knowledge for effects of herbal medicines in inflammatory diseases.

The special issue focuses on herbal medicines for inflammatory diseases. We invite researchers to contribute original research and review articles that will provide scientific knowledge for herbal medicines for inflammatory diseases by basic and clinical researches. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic researches to explore roles of herbal medicines against inflammatory diseases
  • Clinical trials to access roles of herbal medicines for inflammatory diseases
  • Combinatorial uses of herbal medicines with conventional treatment for inflammatory diseases
  • Analyses of bioactive components in medicinal plant extracts for inflammatory diseases
  • Systematic reviews for inflammatory diseases

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