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.
Preface. Series Editor's Preface. List of Contributors. Garlic Constituents and Disease Prevention. Chemistry and Pharmacology of Ginseng and Ginseng Products. Chemistry, Pharmacology and Clinical Applications of Echinacea Products. Ginger for Drug and Spice Purposes. Chemistry and Pharmacology of Fenugreek. Chemistry, Pharmacology and Clinical Applications of St. John's Wort and Ginkgo Biloba. Valerian, Saw Palmetto and Goldenseal as Herbal Medicines. Evening Primrose Oil: Pharmacological and Clinical Applications. Tea as a Source of Dietary Antioxidants with a Potential Role in Prevention of Chronic Diseases. Bilberries and Blueberries as Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. Licorice in Foods and Herbal Drugs. Regulation of Herbal and Tea Products: International Perspectives. Quality Assurance and Control for the Herbal and Tea Industry.