Herbs, Botanicals and Teas

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B. Dave Oomah
CRC Press, Jun 7, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 440 pages
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Herbs, Botanicals and Teas presents the latest scientific and technical information on the chemical, pharmacological, epidemiological and clinical aspects of major herbal and tea products. Written by leading researchers contributing to the field, this is the first reference to provide in-depth coverage of garlic, ginseng, Echinacea, ginger, fenugreek, St. John's Wort, Ginko Biloba, goldenseal, saw palmetto, valerian, evening primrose, licorice, bilberries and blueberries and black and green teas. Also included are chapters on international regulations and quality assurance and quality control for the herbal and tea industry.
  

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Contents

GARLIC CONSTITUENTS AND DISEASE PREVENTION
1
CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGY OF GINSENG
23
CHEMISTRY PHARMACOLOGY AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
45
GINGER FOR DRUG AND SPICE PURPOSES
75
CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGY OF FENUGREEK
107
Pharmacology of Fenugreek
119
Conclusions
125
CHEMISTRY PHARMACOLOGY AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF ST JOHNS WORT AND GINKGO BILOBA
131
Conclusions
314
CHEMISTRY PHARMACOLOGY TOXICOLOGY AND USES
321
Chemistry of Licorice
323
Cancer Chemopreventive Effect of Licorice
327
Pharmacology of Licorice
330
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
338
Toxicology Safety Assessment of Licorice
340
Some Typical Herbal Formulations and Prescriptions Containing Licorice from the Chinese Pharmacopoeia
341

Ginkgo Biloba
146
References
169
VALERIANi SAW PALMETTO AND GOLDENSEAL AS HERBAL MEDICINES
177
Saw Palmetto
189
Goldenseal
196
References
202
PHARMACOLOGICAL AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
213
Metabolism of GammaLinolenic Acid
214
Botanical Sources of GammaLinolenic Acid Rich Oils
218
Nutritional Relevance of Evening Primrose Oil
220
Therapeutic Applications of Evening Primrose Oil
230
Conclusions and the Role of EPO in the Future
248
References
251
TEA AS A SOURCE OF DIETARY ANTIOXIDANTS WITH A POTENTIAL ROLE IN PREVENTION OF CHRONIC DISEASES
265
The Chemistry of Tea Flavonoids
266
Tea as a Dietary Antioxidant
273
Tea and Cardiovascular Health
275
Tea and Cancer Prevention
278
Bioavailability of Tea Flavonoids
280
References
281
BILBERRIES AND BLUEBERRIES AS FUNCTIONAL FOODS AND NUTRACEUTICALS
289
Chemical Composition
292
Biological and Pharmacological Properties
298
Improved Nutritional Value
313
Conclusion
343
References
344
INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
355
A Brief History of Herbal Product Regulation in the United States
359
Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994
362
International Comparisons of the Regulation of Botanicals
365
Quality and Good Manufacturing Practices
372
Advertising Regulations for Herbal Products
373
References
374
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CONTROL FOR THE HERBAL AND TEA INDUSTRY
377
Definitions
378
Quality Assurance
379
QualityManufacturing Planning
381
Elements of a Successful Quality Program
384
Quality Control
385
Controlling Quality in Crude Herbal and Commercial Products
386
Technique LimitationsChallenges
389
Developing Precise Quantitative Methods for Specific Marker Compounds in Herbal Products
390
Standardization Difficulties
392
Special Problems in Controlling Quality
395
Conclusion
396
References
397
Index
399
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