Pharmacology of Chinese Herbal Medicine

Posted On 2022-03-18 17:06:16

Owing to the multi-component, multiple-target, multi-pharmacology and low toxicity characteristics, Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) have attracted increasing attention in recent decades. Indeed, CHMs have been used for the treatment of different diseases in China for thousands of years. To study how CHMs work and to elucidate their underlying mechanisms of action remain an important subject in modern Chinese medicine research. The special series entitled “Pharmacology of Chinese Herbal Medicine” is a case in point in this research area. It aims to provide recent updates on the pharmacology of CHMs in the treatment of different diseases.

Editorial on Pharmacology of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Pharmacology of Chinese herbal medicine
Zhixiu Lin, Hong-Xi Xu, Lisa Xian

Original Article on Pharmacology of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Cinnabar is a naturally occurring mercuric sulfide that induces cardiotoxicity in zebrafish larvae
Ella Man-Wai Un, Eva Siu-Yung Chan, Kai-Heng Lam, Lin Li, Simon Ming-Yuen Lee

Neuroprotective activities of icariin in rodent models of Alzheimer’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Yu-Xuan Kan, Cheng-Fu Su, Zhou Zhu, Jia Liu, Xin-Jie Guan, Ashok Iyaswamy, King-Ho Cheung, Yuan Zhang, Ju-Xian Song, Min Li

Review Article on Pharmacology of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Narrative review: Chinese medicine against the COVID-19: current status, challenge and perspectives
Juan Zhang, Wen Yang, Hong-Xi Xu, Yan-Fang Xian, Zhi-Xiu Lin

Clinical studies of several well-known and valuable herbal medicines: a narrative review
Wenhui Zhang, Lin Xu, Man Yuan

The series “Pharmacology of Chinese Herbal Medicine” was commissioned by the editorial office, Longhua Chinese Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Dr. Zhixiu Lin, Dr. Hong-Xi Xu and Dr. Yan-Fang Xian served as the unpaid Guest Editors for this series.