1st Edition

Medicinal Plants and Mushrooms of Yunnan Province of China

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ISBN 9781032023380
June 25, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
328 Pages 30 Color & 66 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Although many texts describe plants from China, the focus of this book is drawing on the rich culture and environment of medicinal plants and fungi/mushrooms of the Yunnan Province. This province in China is famous for the valuable resources and diversity of plants and fungi/mushrooms. In particular, the Kunming Institute of Botany plays an important role and is a highly regarded research institute, directly affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Sciences and dedicated to research in the fields of botany and phytochemistry. To summarise, this book covers those medicinal plants and fungi/mushrooms specific to Yunnan Province, and is written by various experts in this research field.

Key Features:

1. Distinct sections to cover the breadth of the topic including resource availability (wildly grown or cultivated); sustainability; distribution; CITES species
2. Discusses plant parts used for medicinal uses (the folklore, the ancient and modern uses)
3. Describes the important natural products and the known pharmacologically active components
4. Presents biological activities related to medicinal uses or clinical evidence Commercial products are covered

Cover Image: Shilin, the stone forest (eroded vertical pinnacles of limestone), landmark of Kunming, Yunnan

Table of Contents

Section I

1. Diterpenoids of Isodon Species in Yunnan Province
Kun Hu, Jia-Meng Dai, Han-Dong Sun, and Pema-Tenzin Puno

2. Rubia yunnanensis Diels
Ninghua Tan, Zhe Wang, Junting Fan, and Xuejia Zhang

3. Chemical Constituents and Biological Activity of Erigeron breviscapus (Vaniot) Hand.-Mazz.
Qin-Shi Zhao and Han-Dong Sun

4. Ethnopharmacology, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Paris polyphylla Smith var. yunnanensis (Franch.) Hand.-Mazz.
Hai-Yang Liu, Ling-Ling Yu, Xu-Jie Qin, Wei Ni, and Chang-Xiang Chen

Section II

5. Medicinal Mushrooms and Fungi from Yunnan Province:
   Part I Resources and Diversity
   Gang Wu and Zhu-Liang Yang

   Part II Chemistry and Bioactivity
   Ji-Kai Liu

Section III

6. Panax notoginseng (Burk.) F.H. Chen
Jia-Huan Shang, Yi-Jun Qiao, Dong Wang, Hong-Tao Zhu, Chong-Ren Yang, and Ying-Jun Zhang

7. Medicinal Orchids: Dendrobium Species and Gastrodia elata Blume
Jiang-Miao Hu, Jie Yang, Liu Yang, and Meng-Ting Kuang

8. Garcinia Plants
Fengke Lin, Ping Li, Grace Gar-Lee Yue, Clara Bik-San Lau, Edward Kennelly, and Chunlin Long

9. Pu-er Tea from Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze and Related Plants
Na Li, Hong-Tao Zhu, Wang Dong, Chong-Ren Yang, and Ying-Jun Zhang

10. Yunnan Coffea arabica L.
Ming-Hua Qiu, Gui-Lin Hu, Xiao-Yuan Wang, and Xia Wang

Section IV

11. Medicinal Plants Used by Ethnic Groups in Yunnan
Ruifei Zhang, Yuehu Wang, Jun Yang, and Chunlin Long

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Clara Bik-San LAU
Professor Lau graduated in Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy) from King’s College London, University of London, United Kingdom. Her research focuses on medicinal plants (western herbals and traditional Chinese herbal medicines) and has over 24 years' experience in natural products research. She is currently the Associate Director of the Institute of Chinese Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She also serves as the Associate Director of the State Key Laboratory of Research on Bioactivities and Clinical Applications of Medicinal Plants (CUHK). She has a courtesy appointment as Associate Professor at the School of Chinese Medicine, CUHK and has served as Deputy Program Director/Program Director (2005-2015) of a part-time MSc in Chinese Medicines and Herbal Drugs. Her main research area is on anti-cancer herbal medicines and natural products. Up till now, she has published over 225 refereed articles in international journals. She currently serves as member of ChP-USP Advisory Group on Monographs for Traditional Chinese Medicine Ingredients and Products; Deputy Secretary General and Executive Council Member of The Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM); Secretary General and Executive Council Member of the Board of Directors for Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Association (GP-TCM RA); Associate Chief Executive of Modernized Chinese Medicine International Association (MCMIA); Advisor for Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong on Registration of Proprietary Chinese Medicines; as well as Associate Editor of “Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (eJTCM)” and Editorial Board members of journals “Phytomedicine”, “Scientific Reports”, “Journal of Natural Products” and “Journal of Ethnopharmacology”.
Chun-Lin LONG
Prof. Long completed his PhD from Gifu University, Japan. He is holding various posts as professor at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Minzu University of China, Beijing, China, and Vice President of the Chinese Society of Ethnobotany, China. Since 1989, 373 research articles and reviews have been published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, in which 167 were covered/indexed by Science Citation Index (SCI). Over 20 books had been published. Prof. Dr. Long’s professional experience of 30 years includes many fields of botany, ethnbototany and ethnomedicine, and natural products. Prof. Dr. Long has been invited to join in the editorial board by more than 10 journals. He is now the Associate Editor of Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, and Board Member of Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, Archives of Pharmacal Research, and Biodiversity Science.