Overview: Recent breakthroughs in herbal medicine have led to the discovery of various monomeric compounds with promising immunosuppressive activities. These findings have sparked significant interest in the clinical application of natural products and herbal medicines. However, there is a pressing need to further explore their mechanisms of action and efficacy.

Objectives: This Special Issue aims to:

  1. Evaluate the Pharmacological Activity: Investigate both in vivo and in vitro the effects of natural products and herbal medicines on immunopathological conditions.
  2. Key Ingredient Identification: Focus on isolating and extracting compounds demonstrating efficacy against immunopathological effects.
  3. Clinical Intervention: Examine the use of secondary metabolites and herbal medicines in clinical settings.
  4. Toxicological Assessments: Conduct comprehensive safety evaluations of these secondary metabolites in the context of immunopathological effects.
  5. Evidence-Based Research: Encourage submissions that bolster our understanding with robust, evidence-based findings.

Keywords: Immunopathological Effects, Natural Products, Herbal Medicines, Phytochemicals, Evidence-Based Medicine


Guest Editors & Co-GE Details:

Dr. Ling-Feng Zeng (Leading GE)

Guangdong Provincial Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China.

E-mail: [email protected]



Prof. Jian-Ping Liu

Affiliation: Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China.

E-mail: [email protected]



Prof. Claudio Lucchiari

University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

E-mail: [email protected]


Prof. Wen-Hua Ling

Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

E-mail: [email protected]



Important Dates:

Manuscript Submission Open:                 01 January 2024

Manuscript Submission Deadline:           30 October 2024


Submission guidelines:

The journal's Guide for Authors on how to prepare a paper is available at: https://all-imm.com/index.php/aei

The APC is followed by the Journal.

Papers must be submitted electronically via https://all-imm.com/index.php/aei

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion in the special issue, it is important to select the Section “Immunopathological Effects of Herbal Medicines”.


Any inquiries regarding the content of papers should be submitted to:

Dr. Ling-Feng Zeng: [email protected]