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Herbal Medicines

New Horizons

  • Aiko Inui


  • Explores the current state of herbal medicine in modern society

  • Focuses on the reproducibility of preclinical findings as well as the stringent quality control of herbal medicine

  • Provides a guide to help in establishing alternative and complementary therapies for patients


Part of the Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology book series (MIPT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mosaburo Kainuma
    Pages 9-18
  3. Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Shuji Takiguchi, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Tomoki Makino, Makoto Yamasaki et al.
    Pages 37-52
  4. Norio Iizuka
    Pages 53-65
  5. Kojiro Yamaguchi, Tsuyoshi Sugiura
    Pages 67-80
  6. Jun-ichi Yamakawa, Junji Moriya, Junji Kobayashi
    Pages 97-111
  7. Hsiewe Ying Tan, George Binh Lenon
    Pages 113-134
  8. Hiroshi Takeda, Shunsuke Ohnishi, Koji Nakagawa, Naoto Okubo, Chihiro Yamada, Chiharu Sadakane et al.
    Pages 135-163
  9. Toru Kono, Mitsuo Shimada, Masahiro Yamamoto, Yoshio Kase
    Pages 165-180
  10. Kinzo Matsumoto, Hironori Fujiwara
    Pages 181-205
  11. Junichi Shoda, Eiji Warabi, Kosuke Okada, Masahiro Yamamoto
    Pages 207-224
  12. Juei-Tang Cheng
    Pages 225-235
  13. Hajime Suzuki, Akio Inui
    Pages 237-256
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 257-264

About this book


This book examines the use of herbal medicine in the treatment of intractable diseases as well as common health problems. Given the stringent quality control of herbal medicine such as Kampo and reproducibility of preclinical findings, together with overall fewer adverse events, its attractiveness continues to rise, and multi-component herbal medicine capable of targeting multiple sites can be useful for future drug discovery. Written for the Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology series, this collection features practical advice for hands-on work in this exciting and expansive field. 

Authoritative and easily applicable, Herbal Medicines: New Horizons summarizes the current state and translational aspect of herbal medicine in modern society in order to help establish a rational therapy for patients.


Complementary medicine Alternative medicine Quality of life Traditional Chinese medicine Japanese Kampo Kampo diagnosis Medicinal herbs

Editors and affiliations

  • Aiko Inui
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychosomatic Internal MedicineKagoshima University Grad School of Medical & Dental SciencesKagoshimaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Herbal Medicines
  • Book Subtitle New Horizons
  • Editors Aiko Inui
  • Series Title Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Meth.Pharmacology,Toxicology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4000-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-8150-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-4002-8
  • Series ISSN 1557-2153
  • Series E-ISSN 1940-6053
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 264
  • Number of Illustrations 25 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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