Special Issue "The Potential Use of Herbal Medicinal Products in Chronic Disorders"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Recently, many conventional drugs have been hampered by a lack of effectiveness, antibiotic resistance, high side effects and burdens. This has to be overcome by new strategies and therapeutic alternatives. Natural products are considered to be an important source for new anticancer, antidiabetic, neurodegenerative diseases, antimicrobials, pathogenic fungi, viruses, and parasites. For the past few dacades, herbal medicinal products have proven their efficacy at curing or attenuating symptoms of many chronic diseases, such as metabolic disorder (diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemia, steatosis), auto-immune diseases (lupus, rhumatoid arthritis), inflammation diseases (inflammatory bowel disease, colitis), and degenerative diseases (arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzeheimer’s disease). These herbal medicinal products, including pure compounds, extracts, and decoctions, ameliorate disease progression through many characteristics, such as inflammatory modulators, insulin sensitizers, and homeostatic keepers. This Special Issue hopes to comprehensively highlight the newest discoveries in herbal medicinal products for treating or attenuating symptoms of chronic diseases, especially herbal medicinal products as adjuvants for current treatments, side effect attenuators, or synergy toward current medicines. Additionally, studies that debate herbal–herbal interactions and herbal–drug are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Chingfeng Weng
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- herbal medicine
- chronic diseases
- herbal-herbal interaction
- alternative medicine