Herbs, Botanicals and TeasAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: July 2000
Each chapter covers: Systematics and distribution, food and non-food uses of each herb, botanical or tea Chemistry-biologically active components, including chemical structures and reactions, biosynthesis, analysis, and influence of genetics, environment, production, processing and storage Biological and pharmacological properties-bioactive components and mechanisms of action in vivo In vitro studies, animal experiments, epidemiological studies and human studies-effects on cancers, cardiovascular diseases, cataracts and other diseases Optimal consumption levels and toxicological risks/side effects-use and/or overconsumption and possible drug interactions/synergies 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.