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Medicinal Plants in Asia for Metabolic Syndrome

Natural Products and Molecular Basis, 1st Edition

By Christophe Wiart

CRC Press

488 pages | 187 B/W Illus.

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Medicinal Plants in Asia for Metabolic Syndrome: Natural Products and Molecular Basis offers an in-depth view into the metabolic syndrome pharmacology of natural products with an emphasis on their molecular basis, cellular pathways, metabolic organs, and endocrine regulations. This sensational volume provides the scientific names, botanical classifications, botanical descriptions, medicinal uses, chemical constituents, and pharmacological activities of more than 100 Asian plants, with high quality original botanical plates, chemical structures, and pharmacological diagrams. It also lists hundreds of carefully selected bibliographical references, constituents on insulin resistance, obesity, atherosclerosis, atherogenic dyslipidemia, and endothelial dysfunction.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Acanthopanax senticosus

Adhatoda vasica

Aegle marmelos

Alstonia macrophylla

Artemisia herba-alba

Artemisia capillaris

Astilbe rubra

Barringtonia racemosa

Biophytum sensitivum

Broussonetia kazinoki

Calamintha officinalis

Camellia japonica

Camellia sinensis

Carissa carandas

Carthamus tinctorius

Castanea crenata

Castanospermum austral

Cedrela odorata

Centella asiatica

Celosia argentea

Chlorophytum borivilianum

Chromolaena odorata

Cichorium intybus

Clerodendrum bungei

Cnidium officinale

Commelina communis

Coptis chinensis

Cotylelobium melanoxylon

Cichorium intybus

Dioscorea bulbifera

Dolichandrone falcata

Dendrobium loddigesii

Ducrosia anethifolia

Duranta repens

Echium vulgare

Elephantopus mollis

Embelia ribes

Euphorbia thymifolia

Ficus deltoidea

Garcinia cambogia

Garcinia mangostana

Gardenia jasminoides

Gymnema sylvestre

Hibiscus sabdariffa

Holarrhena antidysenterica

Hyssopus officinalis

Ipomoea batatas

Kochia scoparia

Lagenaria siceraria

Lagertroemia speciosa

Lawsonia inermis

Lonicera coerulea

Lepidium sativum

Ligusticum chuanxiong

Lithospermum erythrorhizon

Mangifera indica

Melissa officinalis

Morus alba

Mucunia pruriens

Murraya koenigii

Nelumbo nucifera

Neolamarckia cadamba

Nigella sativa

Ocimum basilicum

Olea europea

Origanum vulgare

Orthosiphon aristatus

Panax japonica

Peucedanum japonicum

Phyllanthus reticulatus

Picris hieracioides

Piper longum

Pistacia chinensis

Platycodon grandiflorum

Polygala aureocauda

Polygonatum odoratum

Polygonum cuspidatum

Premna tomentosa

Pterocarpus marsupium

Punica granatum

Raphanus raphanistrum

Rheum ribes

Rosmarinus officinalis

Rubia yunnanensis

Salacia oblonga

Salacia reticulata

Salvia miltiorrhiza

Salvia officinalis

Saururus chinensis

Sesamum indicum

Scutellaria baicalensis

Sorbus commixta

Shorea roxburghii

Sinocrassula indica

Siraitia grosvenorii

Silybum marianum

Smallanthus sonchifolius

Stereospermum colais

Swertia chirata

Swertia kouitchensis

Spilanthes acmella

Tamarindus indica

Taraxacum officinale

Tectona grandis

Terminalia bellirica

Terminalia superba

Tinosporora cordifolia

Trapa japonica

Tussilago farfara

Viscum album

Trigonella foenum-graecum

Uncaria laevigata

Vaccinium myrtillus

Viburnum dilatatum

Zanthoxylum piperitum

Zingiber officinale

Index

About the Author

Christophe Wiart (born August 12, 1967) is a French scientist. His fields of expertise are Asian ethnopharmacology, chemotaxonomy and ethnobotany. He has collected, identified and classified several hundred species of medicinal plants from India, Southeast Asia and China.

Ethnopharmacology of medicinal plants in Asia Pacific; bioprospection, collection and identification of medicinal botanical samples and phytochemical and pharmacological study for the identification of lead compounds as novel antibacterial, anticancer, and antioxidant principles from rare plants from the rainforest of Southeast Asia.

Dr. Christophe Wiart appeared on HBO's Vice (TV Series) in season 3, episode 6 (episode 28 of the series), titled "The Post-Antibiotic World & Indonesia's Palm Bomb." This episode aired on April 17, 2015. It highlighted the need to find new treatments for infections that were previously treatable with antibiotics, but are now resistant to multiple drugs. "The last hope for the human race’s survival, I believe, is in the rainforests of tropical Asia", said ethnopharmacologist Dr. Christophe Wiart. "The pharmaceutical wealth of this land is immense".

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED027000
MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General