Cancer is the top killer among most of the developed countries in the world. In addition to the advance development in modern medicine, medicinal herbs are treasures that worth studying for the development of cancer therapy. This is certainly a medical field in which more insights are needed. Astragalus membranaceus is the master of tonifying herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. This is the first book to provide an angle covering immunomodulatory, immunorestorative and anti-tumor activities of Astragalus membranaceus. This book not only serves as an introduction to the topic for novices to the area and a useful reference for those already involved, but also serves as a stimulus to these and others to develop new therapies for cancer, various infectious and immunologic diseases. This unique book provides scientific approach towards the study of herbal medicine which will appeal to anyone involving in immunology and cancer research - clinicians, oncologist, cancer researchers, immunologist, pharmacologists and pharmaceutical specialists who want to expand their knowledge in immunology, herbal medicine and cancer research.
Astragalus is a medicinal herb which has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for many years. Specifically, the root of the plant is made into many different forms of supplements, including liquid extracts, capsules, powders and teas.Chrysanthemum is famous as the Queen of the East grown mainly in China and Japan. Chrysanthemum is the second most important plants in both ornamental industry and traditional Chinese medicine. Astragali Radix, the root of Astragalus membranaceus Bunge, has been reported to exert hepatoprotective effects, anti-oxidative effects, antiviral activity, anti-oxidative effects, anti-hypertensive effects, and immunostimulant properties, it has also been reported to strengthen superficial resistance, drainage action and new tissue growth. In traditional Chinese medicine, chrysanthemum is a cold herb which helps dispel pathogenic heat, helps the liver, improves eyesight and aids detoxification. To conclude, treatment with natural Chinese herbal medicine especially chrysanthemum, non-synthetic drug is recommended for an organic life.