Editors: Ferid Murad , Atta-ur-Rahman , Ka Bian

Vascular Health

Volume 2

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ISSN: 2542-9981 (Print)
ISSN: 2542-999X (Online)
ISBN: 978-981-14-0373-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-0374-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2019
DOI: 10.2174/97898114037431190201

Introduction

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.

The second volume in the series continues on the theme of the previous volume, focusing on herbal remedies for cardiovascular health. The topics included in this volume are:

  • - Plants used for treating cardiovascular diseases in the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands
  • - Herbal products for treating hypertension and hyperlipidemia
  • - Medicinal plants and the Mediterranean diet for treating obesity related cardiovascular disorders
  • - Traditional Indian cardiovascular medicine
This volume is essential reading for all researchers in the field of ethnobotany, natural product chemistry, nutrition and pharmacology. Medical professionals involved in cardiology and internal medicine who seek to improve their knowledge about herbal medicine and alternative therapies will also benefit from the contents of the volume.

Preface

Herbal Medicine: Back to the Future presents expert reviews on the applications of herbal medicines (including Ayurveda, Chinese traditional medicines and alternative therapies) to tackle health problems. This volume provides readers a wealth of information on the use of herbal medicines in vascular health. These medications have been used by mankind since time immemorial and are found in the indigenous systems of medicine practiced in different regions of the world.

The book is a valuable resource for pharmaceutical scientists and postgraduate students seeking updated and critically important information in natural product chemistry and pharmacology. The chapters are written by eminent authorities in the field. The contents of this volume represent exciting recent researches on plants used against cardiovascular diseases, herbal products found useful in hypertension, prevention and treatment of obesity-related cardiovascular diseases, and herbal agent for the treatment of ischemic myocardial disorders.

We hope that the readers involved in cardiovascular care will find these reviews valuable and thought provoking so that they may trigger further research on herbal medicines and alternative therapies against cardiovascular diseases.

We are grateful for the timely efforts made by the editorial staff, especially Mr. Mahmood Alam (Director Publications), and Mr. Shehzad Naqvi (Editorial Manager Publications) at Bentham Science Publishers.



Ferid Murad, (Nobel Laureate)
Palo Alto Veterans Hospital,
California, USA

Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS
Kings College,
University of Cambridge,
Cambridge, UK

Ka Bian
George Washington University, School of Medicine,
Washington, USA

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