Anthony Booker

Senior Lecturer in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medicinal Plant Science

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Anthony Booker has been practising traditional Asian medicine for over twenty years. He is currently course leader and senior lecturer in the Chinese Herbal Medicine MSc at The University of Westminster.

He is also an analytical chemist and has a particular interest in the quality and safety of traditional plant-based medicines. He is a lecturer in medicinal plant science at The University of Westminster.

In 2014 he gained a PhD from University College London in Ethnopharmacy and Pharmacognosy. His research focused on the value chains of Curcuma longa (Turmeric) and how different value chains can affect both the livelihoods of the producing farmers and the quality of the finished products. His two post-doctoral projects investigated the quality of herbal medicinal products and their ingredients.

He is a past president of The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (UK) and a member of The Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee, where he provided advice to UK medicines regulators and UK ministers on all aspects relating to Chinese herbal medicines.

He has been published in a wide variety of scientific journals and books and his current research interests focus on the use of plant metabolomics and how this can be used to improve the quality of traditional medicines.

His professional and academic memberships include, Member of The British Acupuncture Council, Member of The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry and Fellow of The Linnean Society.

2017

Useful Plants - Medicines (2017)
Booker, A., Allkin, B., Patmore, K., Black, N., Canteiro, C., Dauncy, E., Edwards, S., Forest, F., Giovannini, P., Howes, M.J., Hudson, A., Irving, J., Leon, C., Milliken, W., Lughadha, E.N., Schippmann, U. and Simmonds, M.S.J. 2017. Useful Plants - Medicines. in: Willis, K.J. (ed.) The State of the World's Plants. Report London, UK The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. pp. 22-29

2015

Chinese Medicine: Contentions and Global Complexities (2015)
Booker, A. 2015. Chinese Medicine: Contentions and Global Complexities. in: Heinrich, M. and J├Ąger, A.K. (ed.) Ethnopharmacology New York, United States Wiley. pp. 293-302

2017

Quality Control of Hypericum perforatum L. Analytical challenges and recent progress (2017)
Agapouda, A., Booker, A., Kiss, T., Hohmann, J., Heinrich, M. and Csupor, D. 2017. Quality Control of Hypericum perforatum L. Analytical challenges and recent progress. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.

2016

Value Chains of Botanical and Herbal Medicinal Products: A European Perspective (2016)
Booker, A. and Heinrich, M. 2016. Value Chains of Botanical and Herbal Medicinal Products: A European Perspective. HerbalGram. 112, pp. 40-45.
From traditional resource to global commodities: a comparison of Rhodiola species using NMR spectroscopy - metabolomics and HPTLC (2016)
Booker, A., Zhai, L., Gkouva, C., Li, S. and Heinrich, M. 2016. From traditional resource to global commodities: a comparison of Rhodiola species using NMR spectroscopy - metabolomics and HPTLC. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 7, p. 254.
Adulteration and Poor Quality of Ginkgo biloba Supplements (2016)
Booker, A., Frommenwiler, D., Reich, E., Horsfield, S. and Heinrich, M. 2016. Adulteration and Poor Quality of Ginkgo biloba Supplements. Journal of Herbal Medicine. 6 (2), pp. 79-87.

2016

Collectors of Rhodiola species on the Sichuan-Tibetan and Sichuan-Shaanxi borders (2016)
Booker, A., Springer, L. and Heinrich, M. 2016. Collectors of Rhodiola species on the Sichuan-Tibetan and Sichuan-Shaanxi borders. The 16th International Congress on Ethnopharmacology. Yulin, China 15 to end of 18 May 2016 International Society for Ethnopharmacology.
Comparison of different Rhodiola species using NMR- metabolomics, HPTLC and DNA barcoding techniques (2016)
Booker, A., Zhai, L., Gkouva, C., Li, S., Frommenwiler, D., Reich, E., Howard, C., Sgamma, T., Williams, S., Slater, A. and Heinrich, M. 2016. Comparison of different Rhodiola species using NMR- metabolomics, HPTLC and DNA barcoding techniques. 9th Joint Natural Products Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark 24 to end of 27 Jul 2016

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