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
Physiological Actions of Ginseng
31
Conclusions
38
CHEMISTRY PHARMACOLOGY AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF ECHINACEA PRODUCTs
45
Biologically Active Constituents
48
Pharmacological Effects of Echinacea Extracts
58
Clinical Studies
60
References
169
VALERIAN SAW PALMETTO AND GOLDENSEAL
177
Saw Palmetto
189
Goldenseal
196
References
202
PHARMACOLOGICAL
213
TEA AS A SOURCE OF DIETARY ANTIOXIDANTS WITH
265
Advertising Regulations for Herbal Products
373

Side Effects and Toxicological Considerations
65
Summary and Conclusion
66
GINGER FOR DRUG AND SPICE PURPOSES
75
Ginger for Drug Purposes
76
Chemistry of Bioactive Components of Zingiber Officinale
77
Bioactivity of Ginger Constituents
84
Chemistry and Bioactivity of Curcuminoids of the Genus Curcuma
92
Bioactivity of Curcuminoids of the Genus Curcuma
94
Bioactive Sesquiterpenoids of the Genus Curcuma
96
Antitumor Promoting Effect of the Component of Alpinia Galanga
99
CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGY OF FENUGREEK
107
Chemical Composition of Fenugreek Seeds
110
Pharmacology of Fenugreek
119
Conclusions
125
CHEMISTRY PHARMACOLOGY AND CLINICAL APPLICATIons
131
Ginkgo Biloba
146
References
374
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CONTROL FOR THE HERBAL AND TEA INDUSTRY
377
Definitions 378 Q 4 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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