This book provides a comprehensive but concise account of the commonly used herb in Chinese medicine, Schisandra chinensis (五味子). Of the six chapters covering botanical properties to product development, special emphasis is placed on recent pharmacological studies on active ingredients such as schisandrin B and schisandrin, as well as the integrative approach adopted in product development.
Readers will be enlightened by the updates on pharmacological activities, underlying action mechanisms of Schisandra lignans and novel approach in product development featured in the book. Hence, this work will be a useful resource for researchers in both academia and industry.
Contents:Plant Origin and Resources, Cultivation and Farming Technology, Production and Processing of Schisandrae Fructus (Dong-Xue Sun, Jing Wang)Authentication and Quality Control of Schisandrae Fructus (Ling-Yun Jia, Jun Yin)Advances in Research on Chemical Components and Their Microbial Biotransformation of Schisandrae Fructus (Na Han)Pharmacological Profile of Dibenzocyclooctadiene Lignans and Other Active Ingredients in Schisandrae Fructus (Kam-Ming Ko, Na Chen, Pou-Kuan Leong, Chung-Wah Ma)Metabolism of Lignans in Schisandrae Fructus (Yun-Feng Cao)Comprehensive Development and Utilization of Schisandrae Fructus (Jun Yin, Chui-Xin Qin)Readership: Advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students; researchers on herbal medicine in both academia and industry. Key Features:A comprehensive treatise on the agricultural, botanical, chemical and pharmacological aspects as well as industrial application of Schisandrae FructusThis book features an updated pharmacological profile on Schisandrae FructusThis book describes a detailed account on applications of Schisandrae Fructus and relevant parts of the plant in the food and drug industry