Oriental Foods and Herbs: Chemistry and Health Benefits

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This book discusses the modern chemical research on Oriental functional foods and herbal products. Emphasis is placed on the application of modern scientific technology to assure the efficacy and safety of functional foods and nutraceutical supplements.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841238411
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: ACS Symposium Series , #859
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Rutgers University

National Taiwan University

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Table of Contents

1 Oriental Herbal Products: The Basis for Development of Dietary Supplements and New Medicines in the 21st Century 2
2 Modernization of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine 32
3 Targeting Inflammation Using Nutraceuticals 48
4 Carnosol from Rosemary Suppresses Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase through Down-Regulating NF [kappa]B in Murine Macrophages 66
5 Hypolipidemic Effect and Antiatherogenic Potential of Pu-Erh Tea 87
6 Protective Effects of Baicalein and Wogonin against Mutagen-Induced Genotoxicities 104
7 Biological Activities of Flavonoids Isolated from Chinese Herb Huang Qui: Inhibition of NO and PGE[subscript 2] Production by Flavonoids 113
8 Induction of Apoptosis by Rosemary Polyphenols in HL-60 Cells 121
9 Anticaries Effect of Wasabi Components 142
10 Bioactivity of Lycopene-Rich Carotenoid Concentrate Extracted from Tomatoes 154
11 Antioxidants in Herbs of Okinawa Islands 166
12 Antioxidants from Some Tropical Spices 176
13 Antioxidant Capacity of Berry Crops and Herbs 190
14 Antioxidant Properties of Hsian-tsao (Mesona procumbens Hemsl.) 202
15 Effect of Different Heating Processes on Cytotoxic and Free Radical Scavenging Properties of Onion Powder 215
16 Identification of Antioxidants from Du-Zhong (Eucommia ulmoides Oliver) Directed by DPPH Free Radical-Scavenging Activity 224
17 Schisandra chinensis: Chemistry and Analysis 234
18 Phytochemical and Biological Studies on Evodia lepta 247
19 Unique Chemistry of Aged Garlic Extract 258
20 Three New Sesquiterpene Lactones from Inula britannica 271
21 Chemistry and Bioactivity of the Seeds of Vaccaria segetalis 279
22 Studies on the Chemical Constituents of Loquat Leaves (Eriobotrya japonica) 292
23 Changes in Some Components of Tea Fungus Fermented Black Tea 307
24 Chemistry and Bioactivity of Allium tubersom Seeds 317
Author Index 333
Subject Index 334
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