Editor: Mohamed Eddouks

Phytotherapy in the Management of Diabetes and Hypertension

Volume 2

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Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $236
ISSN: 2452-3224 (Print)
ISSN: 2452-3232 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-162-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-161-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810816181160201

Introduction

Phytotherapy has the potential to give patients long term benefits with less or no side effects. This is the second volume of the series. This volume brings 11 chapters that cover updates on general phytotherapy, traditional Chinese medicine as well as information on anti-diabetic and antihypertensive herbs (including Senna spp., Curcumin, Carum carvi, Premna serratifolia, Eugenia jambolana and more). The monographs presented within this volume give several details necessary for pharmacopoeial data for quality assurance of pharmaceutical products derived from these specific plant sources: botanical features, distribution, identity tests, purity requirements, chemical assays, active or major chemical constituents, clinical applications, pharmacology, contraindications, warnings, precautions, potential adverse reactions, and posology. Hence academic and professional pharmacologists or clinicians will find comprehensive information on a variety of therapeutic agents along with guidelines for applying them in practical phytotherapy of diabetes and hypertension.

Preface

The book “Phytotherapy in the Management of Diabetes and Hypertension, Volume 1”, co-edited by Prof Mohamed EDDOUKS & Prof Deprasad CHATTOPADHYAY and published by Bentham Science Publishers (2013) has been considered as a good addition in the existing knowledge of hyperglycemia and diabetes as well as their management. The volume 1 of this book series has emphasized the basic Biochemistry for diabetes mellitus and hypertension, and described every aspect of these lifestyle diseases and its control or remediation through a cost effective, safe, easygoing, easy-adaptable method through the age-old practice validated by scientific research. The volume 1 has been successfully indexed in Scopus database. In response to requests from WHO in providing safe and effective herbal medicines for use in national health-care systems and to prepare monographs of used medicinal plants around the world, the present volume 2 of this ebook series contain monographs related to antihypertensive and antidiabetic plants. Each monograph of antihypertensive and antidiabetic plants contains actualized scientific information about the pharmacopoeial data for quality assurance: botanical features, distribution, identity tests, purity requirements, chemical assays, active or major chemical constituents, clinical applications, pharmacology, contraindications, warnings, precautions, potential adverse reactions, and posology dealing with various aspects of diabetes and hypertension. Especially, the mechanisms of action involved in the antidiabetic and antihypertensive effects, the active phytochemicals and the clinical trials performed for these medicinal plants are deeply discussed. As the phytotherapy can give long term benefit with less or no side effect, hence this e-Book series can be treated as authenticated alternative or complementary therapeutic compendium to the physicians and patients. This volume includes 11 chapters showing at the first section the background related to the pathophysiology as well as treatment of diabetes and hypertension, while the second section shows the role of phytotherapy in the management of diabetes and hypertension. Especially, monographs on some important antidiabetic and antihypertensive plants are presented. This book series will be useful to the students, teachers, researchers, naturopathist, scientists, clinicians and even the common people interested to know about the subject. I would like to express my great appreciation to the contributors, Dr D. Chattopadhyay for his contribution to the first volume of this book series, Prof V. De Feo for supporting the publication of this volume, Prof W. Cho for his nice foreword and Bentham Science Publishers for giving me the opportunity to publish this book series in my favourite field of interest.

ACKNOWLEDEGMENTS AND GRANTS

The Editor would like to express his thanks to the contributors and the CNRST, Morocco. This work was supported by the CNRST under grant N° PPR/2015/35.

Mohamed Eddouks
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia
Moulay Ismail University
Errachidia, Morocco

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