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Special Issue "Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the Prevention of Diseases"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Medicinal Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Kam Ming KO

Division of Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong SAR, China
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Interests: pharmacological basis of Chinese tonifying herbs in different functional categories (Yang, Qi, Yin, Blood); glutathione antioxidant mechanism; immunomodulation; biomarkers; quality control

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The health concept in Chinese medicine emphasizes on the prevention of diseases prior to their clinical manifestation. In this regard, sub-healthy status caused by acquired (lifestyle) and/or genetic factors as well as aging in individuals can be remediated using Chinese tonifying herbs of different functional categories, namely, Yang-/Qi-invigorating, Yin-nourishing and blood-enriching. In term of pharmacology in modern medicine, Chinese tonifying herbs may affect energy production, antioxidant mechanism, immune function, and neuroendocrinological regulation in the body, which represent the mainstay of preventive medicine in modern medicine. This Special Issue aims to gather contributions which can culminate in a treatise on a comprehensive and systematic understanding of how Chinese tonifying herbs can produce beneficial effects in the prevention of diseases. The information will be important for the research and development of health products derived from Chinese tonifying herbs as well as their quality control.

Prof. Kam Ming KO
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Chinese herbs
  • Antioxidant
  • Mitochondria
  • Immunomodulation
  • Antiinflammation
  • Neuroendocrinological regulation

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