Editors: Ferid Murad, Nobel Laureate, Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS, Ka Bian

Series Title: Herbal Medicine: Back to the Future

Cardiovascular Diseases

Volume 1

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $138
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $156
ISSN: 2542-9981 (Print)
ISSN: 2542-999X (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-490-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-489-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810848931170101


Herbal Medicine: Back to the Future compiles expert reviews on the application of herbal medicines (including Ayurveda, Chinese traditional medicines and alternative therapies) to treat different ailments. The book series demonstrates the use of sophisticated methods to understand traditional medicine, while providing readers a glimpse into the future of herbal medicine.

This volume presents reviews of traditional Chinese medicine and other nutritional therapies useful for treating cardiovascular diseases, including:

  • - cardiovascular benefits of the European Olive and bottle gourd
  • - a review of the cardiovascular benefits of Naoxintong
  • - herbal and micronutrient supplements for cardiovascular disease patients
  • - herbal remedies for atherosclerosis
  • - cardio-protective alkaloids

This volume is essential reading for all researchers in the field of natural product chemistry and pharmacology. Medical professionals involved in cardiovascular care who seek to improve their knowledge about herbal medicine and alternative therapies will also benefit from the contents of the volume.


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Ferid Murad, Atta-ur- Rahman, Ka Bian
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List of Contributors

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Chinese Herbal Formula Naoxintong and Cardiovascular Protection

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Hong Zhu, Jingjing Zhao, Li Li, Lu Chen, Lei Xu, Zhen Dong, Buchang Zhao, Haiqin Wu, Chao Zhao, Yimin Wang, Na Liu, Kai Hu, Junbo Ge, Aijun Sun
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Lagenaria siceraria (Bottle Gourd) in Various Cardiovascular Complications

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Aman Upaganlawar
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Olea Europaea L.: Facts and Myths Regarding Cardiovascular Health

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Daniela Ferreira, Diana C.G.A. Pinto, Artur M.S. Silva, Ana M.L. Seca
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Herbal Therapies and Micronutrient Supplements in Cardiovascular Disease

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Tasnim F. Imran, Jacob Joseph
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Herbal Remedies for Atherosclerosis: From Back to the Future

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Roodabeh Bahramsoltani, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Roja Rahimi
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Current Topics in Herbal Medicine with Applications in Cardiovascular Diseases

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Aamer Saeed, Fayaz Ali Larik
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Cardioprotective Plant Alkaloids: Ethnopharmacology, Structure Activity Relationship and Synthetic Analogues

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Abhijit Dey, Samapika Nandy, Anuradha Mukherjee, Rabindranath Bhattacharyya
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Subject Index

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