Since ancient time, plants of the genus Pueraria have been entwined with virtually every Asian culture. Indeed, Pueraria is so much woven into the fabric of Asian societies that it has been used in cooking, weaving, decorating, and treating human ailments for more than two millennia.

In the last two decades, the use of medicinal plants in self-directed health care has increased at an alarming rate. This underscores the need for rigorous scientific investigation and validation of all herbal preparations. Therefore, the primary objective of this book is to provide thorough reviews on the scientific evaluations of the “therapeutic claims” of Pueraria-based medications through evidence-based pharmacology and medicine. Most of the studies reviewed are preclinical. However, clinical data are also included whenever available.

 

Pueraria – The genus Pueraria

 

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