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Evidence is emerging that the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, is becoming resistant to the drug artemisinin.

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A combination of the Chinese herbal formulae Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang (Ephedra, Apricot Kernel, Gypsum and Licorice Decoction) and Yin Qiao San (Honeysuckle and Forsythia Powder) can be used as an alternative to the drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) to treat H1N1 influenza virus infection.

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A herbal formula known as Antiwei has been shown to reduce the severity of influenza symptom scores by 50%.

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Artesunate, a compound extracted from the Chinese herb Qing Hao (Artemisiae annuae Herba) should be the drug of choice for adults and children with severe malaria worldwide, according to two major new studies.

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Ancient Chinese preparation methods, that involved either soaking and wringing, or pounding and squeezing the fresh herb Qing Hao (Artemesiae Annuaeare Herba) are more effective than the current method of preparing herbal teas...

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Antiviral compounds extracted from the foul-smelling herb Ferula assafoetida (Chinese name: A Wei, aka Devil’s Dung) show greater activity against the H1N1 swine flu virus than the drug amantadine. Taiwanese scientists found that...

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