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Herbs, Botanicals and Teas

1st Edition

Edited by B. Dave Oomah

CRC Press

440 pages

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Hardback: 9781566768511
pub: 2000-06-07
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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.


"In conclusion, the book represents a comprehensive and up-to-date publication in a selected field of medicinal plant research. It contains extensive recent information on the nature and physiological effects of biologically active plant metabolites as well as medicinal plants."

-Nahrung/Food vol. 45 (2001), no. 1,7

Table of Contents


Series Editor's Preface

List of Contributors

Garlic Constituents and Disease Prevention, A. Nagpurkar, J. Peschell, and B. J. Holub

Chemistry and Pharmacology of Ginseng and Ginseng Products, D. D. Kitts

Chemistry, Pharmacology and Clinical Applications of Echinacea Products, R. Bauer

Ginger for Drug and Spice Purposes, H. Kikuzaki

Chemistry and Pharmacology of Fenugreek, Y. Sauvaire, P. Petit, Y. Baissac and G. Ribes

Chemistry, Pharmacology and Clinical Applications of St. John's Wort and Ginkgo Biloba, G. Mazza and B. D. Oomah

Valerian, Saw Palmetto and Goldenseal as Herbal Medicines, S. Diamond and G. H. N. Towers

Evening Primrose Oil: Pharmacological and Clinical Applications, C. L. Broadhurst and M. Winther

Tea as a Source of Dietary Antioxidants with a Potential Role in Prevention of Chronic Diseases, D. A. Balentine and I. Paetau-Robinson

Bilberries and Blueberries as Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals, M. E. Camire

Licorice in Foods and Herbal Drugs: Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Uses, Z. Y. Wang, M. Athar and D. R. Bickers

Regulation of Herbal and Tea Products: International Perspectives, P. V. Hegarty

Quality Assurance and Control for the Herbal and Tea Industry, P. Fedec and P. P. Kolodziejczyk

About the Series

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General