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Leung's Chinese Herb News - Index of Topics

The following is a list of Dr. Leung's archived newsletters.  Newsletters are available for purchase from EarthPower.com here.
 
You can also view a complete index of newsletters to help you locate your specific area of interest.

Issue 1 -September 1996
Topics
:  Advocating product integrity and quality in the herbal industry.
Featured herbs
:  Chrysanthemum; Digoxin; Ginger; Lycium fruit; Mahuang; Walnut

Issue 2 – October/November 1996
Topics
:  Herbal antioxidants/What makes a good herbal product? Induced lactation in non-nursing women.
Featured herbs:
  Aloe Vera; Glycyrrhizin; Job’s Tear; Licorice

Issue 3 – December 1996
Topics:
  Traditional Chinese medicine and AIDS.  Herbs that help the immune system.  Is ginseng for you?
Featured herbs:  Fo-ti; Ginseng; Kudzu; Peanut 

Issue 4 – January 1997
Topics
:   Plagiarism.  Antimutagenic herb.  Quality of herbal extracts.
Featured herbs:
  Banana; Sesame Seed; Zicao

Issue 5 – February 1997
Topics:
 Food taboos.  Nutritional fads.  Herbal sleep aids.
Featured herbs:
  Ginkgo biloba; Lily bud; Mahuang; Peanut leaf; Sour jujube kernel

Issue 6 – March 1997
Topics:
  Natural vs. synthetic nutrients.  Diet therapy of diabetics.  Hypoglycemic herbs.
Featured herbs
:  Bitter gourd; Lycium fruit; Mangxiao (Glauber’s salt); Mung bean 

Issue 7 - April/May 1997
Topics:
   Reporting of scientific finding on herbs.  Herbs for impotence.
Featured herbs:
  Lycium Fruit; Magnolia flower bud; Schisandra berry; Sichuan peppercorn; Wild Ginger

Issue 8 – June 1997
Topics:
  Withholding information? Herbal Remedies for: sterility/infertility; kidney stones; shingles; migraine; Colds and flu.
Featured herbs:
  Chinese chives; Chinese prickly pear; Chrysanthemum flower; Job’s Tear; Walnut

Issue 9 – July/August 1997
Topics:
  Adulterated “standardized” herbal extracts. Herbs for treating hangover/drunkenness/Herb tips-contact dermatitis; bedwetting in children; canker sore; constipation.
Featured herbs
:  Ginseng; Gymnostemma pentaphyllum; Kudzu; Mung bean; Sour jujube kernel; Zhu ju zi

Issue 10 – Sept/Oct 1997
Topics:
  Quality is not cheap! More on plagiarism/Herbs beneficial to your skin.
Featured herbs
:  Chinese hawthorn (shanzha); Lingustrum lucidum; Sanqi (tienchi ginseng)

Issue 11 – November/December 1997
Topics:
  Cultural contrasts - Chinese modesty vs. the ugly American.  Herb sourcing in China/Beijing workshop on Chinese herbs/Diet therapy for diabetes.
Featured herbs:
  Eleuthero; Green tea; Gynostemma pentaphyllum; Lycium; Platycodon Schisandra

Issue 12 – January/February 1998
Topics:
  Misinterpretation of research data on herbs.  How to assess Chinese herbs/Herbs for cardiovascular health.
Featured Herbs
:  Chrysanthemum flower; Cured fo-ti; Herbal pillow; Juemingzi (cassia tora/cassia obtusfolia); Lotus leaf 

Issue 13 – March/April 1998
Topics:
  Herbal wild west/What is an herbal supplement?  Bogus “standardized” and “high-strength” extracts/ “Standardization”-a wolf in sheep’s clothing?  Self-defense for honest manufacturers.
Featured herbs
Zhishi

Issue 14 – May/June 1998
Topics:
   Did ancient herbalists know the secret of long life?  Tea remedies.
Featured herbs
:  Chrysanthemum flower; Jiaogulan (ginseng substitute?); Lycium fruit; Sesame seed; Tea 

Issue 15-July/August 1998
Topics:
   What are active principles?  Internet junk/More on "standardization."
Featured herbs
:  Bletilla; Galangal; Ginger

Issue 16 -September/October 1998
Topics:
   An herbal dilemma/What extraction companies don’t tell you.
Featured herbs
:  Schisandra; Astragalus; Baizhu; Fangfeng (siler)

Issue 17 -November/December 1998
Topic:
   More misinformation in the media about Chinese herbs.  How good are independent laboratories? Herbal Anesthesia
Featured herbs:
  Asarun spp.; Astragalus root; Baizhu; Fangfeng (siler); Kava; Sichuan peppercorn 

Issue 18 -January/February 1999
Topic:
  Scientific studies/reports - What are we studying/reporting?  Listen to your body.
Herbal formulas for drunkenness and hangover.

Featured herbs:
  Echinacea; Eleuthero; Ginseng; Hovenia dulcis

Issue 19 -March/April 1999
Topic:
  Functional foods and nutraceuticals/Criteria for evaluating research on herbs and other natural products/Anti-fatigue formulas.
Featured herbs:
  Astragalus root; Huperzia serrata; Lycium fruit; Schisandra berry

Issue 20- May/June 1999
Topic:
  Exotic dietary supplements-Are they safe? Wisdom in herb processing. Recent findings in effects of processing.
Featured herbs:
  Nuzhenzi (ligustrum lucidum); Mahuang and mahuanggen; Fo-ti; Schisandra 

Issue 21 -July/August 1999
Topic:
  Polysaccharides-orphans of standardization.  Modernization of traditional herbal medicine.  What does it mean?
Featured herbs:
  Allium tuberosum; Fig leaf; Sanggui; Sichuan lovage (chuanxiong)

Issue 22-September/October 1999
Topic:
  What’s in a label? Preventive medicine - What is it?
Featured herbs:
  Asian ginseng; Atractylodes spp.; Huanglian

Issue 23-November/December 1999
Topic:
  More worthless herb research?!  Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) children/Licorice as “mitigator” of harsh drugs.  More on Astragalus.
Featured herbs:
  Aconite; American ginseng; Astragalus; Gotu kola; Licorice

Issue 24-January/February 2000
Topic:
  More run-of-the-mill books on herbs?!  Shameless Promotion-twisting of facts Astragalus to improve memory and intelligence?
Featured herbs:
  Astragalus; Mahuang; Sida cordifolia

Issue 25-March/April 2000
Topic:
  Has coffee gotten a bad rap Most frequently used herbs in a TCM hospital.  Flip-flopping in healthy-eating rule?
Featured herbs:
  Berberine; Coffee; Licorice; Poria; Tangerine Peel

Issue 26-May/June 2000
Topics:
  Are you taking the wrong supplementsMore on coffee (or is it caffeine?).  Rhodiola - What is it?
Featured herbs:
  Rhodiola (hong jing tian)

Issue 27- July/August 2000
Topics:
  Lack of quality control in herbal information.  Ignorance is blissSiberian ginseng-a pulse of the industry?
Featured herbs:
  Astragalus; Feverfew; Ginseng; Siberian ginseng

Issue 28-September/October 2000
Topics
:  More from “The Complete Guide to Herbal Medicines”.  Adverse reactions of Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng).
Featured herbs:
  Aloe Vera; Bilberry; Chinese ginseng; Sage

Issue 29- November/December 2000
Topics:
  Why some herbal supplements don’t work? Herbal treatment of Vitiligo.  More info from the “Complete Guide”.
Featured herbs:
 Mume (smoked plum); Psoralea; Yan hu suo (Corydalis yanhusuo)

Issue 30-January/February 2001
Topics:
 Taking a break from the “Complete Guide”. The Chinese Herbal (Zhong Hua Ben Cao)/Toxicity of Chinese Medicines.
Featured herbs:
  Asian ginseng; Ginkgo leaf  

Issue 31-March/April 2001
Topics:
  Pharmacokinetics and bioavailability – of whatEncyclopedia Traditional Chinese Prescriptions (Zhong Yi Fang Ji Da Cidian)/Common purslane (Portulaca oleracea; machixian).
Featured herbs:
  Astragalus; Bai-zhu atractylodes; Bamboo leaf; Common purslane; Siler

Issue 32-May/June 2001
Topics:
 Pharmacognosy revisited.  Latin pharmacopoeial/pharmaceutical names for herb drugsHoneysuckle for treating acute periodontitis Neimongol Zhongyiyao.  Are some of us still ugly Americans?Featured herbs:  Hawthorn; Honeysuckle flower

Issue 33-July/August 2001
Topics:
  Are we headed in the right directionSmall Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants to study herbal supplements.  Comments on CAM therapeutics.  A migraine remedy.
Featured herbs:
  Jingjie (Herba Schizonepetae); ST. John’s wort

Issue 34-September/October 2001
Topics:
  Fifth Anniversary of Leung’s (Chinese) Herb News/Reprint from issue 13- “Standardization”- a wolf in sheep’s clothing?  Varro E. (Tip) Tyler, Ph.D. (1926-2001)
Featured herbs:
  Astragalus; Eleuthero; Fo-ti

Issue 35-November/December 2001
Topics:
  Poor quality of research in natural therapeutics.  Reprint from issue 19 - Criteria for evaluating research on herbs and other natural products.  Treatment of syphilis with tufuling (Smilax glabra Roxb. Rhizome)
Featured herbs:
  Aloe vera; Tufuling (Smilax glabra)
 

Issue 36-January/February 2002
Topics:
  The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA).  My favorite tonic-Lycium Fruit.
Featured herbs:
  Lycium fruit

Issue 37-March/April 2002
Topics:
  What’s lacking in peer-reviewed publicationsAre reviewers editors falling asleep on the job?  How to improve the quality of scientific data on herbs.
Featured herbs:
  Hawthorn
 

Issue 38-May/June 2002

Topics:
  What is turmericUse of Latin drug names.
Featured herbs:
  Curcuma spp.; Ezhu; Jianghuang; Turmeric; Yujin

Issue 39-April/May/June 2003
Topics:
  Sterilization of living quarters using Chinese herbs/Hospital sterilization with atractylodes (cangzhu).  Home fumigation with nontoxic herbs/Herbs useful in viral infections.
Featured herbs:
  Cangzhu atractylodes

Issue 40-July/August/September 2003
Topics:
  The unsung heroes of herbs.  Chamomile allergy and alleged anaphylaxis.  Star Anise adulterant- which one(s)Marketing and scientific credibility/New herb manual – The Herbal Vade Mecum by Gazmend Skenderi-recommended.
Featured herbs:
  Anthemis cotula; Chamomile (Matricaria recutita); I. anisatum; I. lanceolatum; Illicium spp.; Star anise (Illicium verum)

Issue 41- October/November/December 2003
Topics:
  Peer review- where are the peers?
Featured herbs:
  Ginseng

Issue 42-January/February/march 2004
Topics:
  Are we using the proper approach to investigating Chinese medicines?
Featured herbs:
  Curcuma spp.; Ezhu; Jianghuang (turmeric); Yujin


 

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