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Handbook of Chinese Medicinal Plants: Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology

ISBN: 978-3-527-32226-8
1296 pages
December 2010
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Synergizing herbal medicine with clinical science, this two-volume guide combines the medicinal applications of a comprehensive range of herbs from traditional Chinese medicine with modern day scientific information. In a rapid access, A-Z format, this ready reference contains more than 300 chemical structures of active ingredients, supported by chemical, pharmacological and toxicological data, and backed by some 8,000 literature citations.
With its listing of the complete Materia Medica of plant origin from the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, this work is highly relevant to experimental practitioners in the medicinal and pharmaceutical fields and the only one to provide such a wealth of chemical data.
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The book is divided into 231 monographs describing ca. 300 significant Chinese Medicinal Plants, in alphabetical order.

Each monograph contains:
- botanical information
- medicinal application
- chemistry, incl. chemical structures of chemical - constituents
- pharmacology
- toxicology
- references, including previously untapped Chinese sources

Contains an appendix with a listing of the complete Materia Medica of plant origin from the Chinese Pharmacopoeia.
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Gerhard Eisenbrand studied Pharmacy and Food Chemistry at the University of Freiburg, Germany and gained his PhD from the Max-Planck-Institute for Immunobiology, also in Freiburg. After a research position/ period at the German Cancer Research Center, he completed his habilitation at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in the field of Toxicology and Food Chemistry. Since 1982 he has held a professorship for Toxicology and Food Chemistry at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
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"Altogether, this two volume handbook provides excellent and comprehensive up to date science-based information on TCM medications in a very well written and easy-to-follow way . . . TheWiley-VCHeditors deserve this highest praise for the excellent layout of the two volumes in its readily accessible alphabetized format." (Buchtipp, 2011)

"Overall these volumes provide a thorough and unrivalled summary of the available information pertaining to the plants commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Whilst ease of access to the information on a non ‘plant to plant' basis could be improved, they will no doubt serve as an invaluable resource to those interested in the fields of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the safety of botanicals in general." (The British Toxicology Society, 1 May 2011)

"With its listing of the complete Materia Medica of plant origin from the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, this work is highly relevant to experimental practitioners in the medicinal and pharmaceutical fields and the only one to provide such a wealth of chemical data." (Forbes.com, 27 October 2010)

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