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A Nature Outlook supplement focusing on traditional Asian medicine includes a number of interesting articles, including one on how Chinese herbal medicines interact synergistically with microbes in the human gut.
Chinese herbal medicine theory holds that herbs in a prescription potentise each other and that the doses described in classical prescriptions are crucial to their effect.
An overview of systematic reviews of Chinese herbal medicines (CHM) published in the Cochrane Database has identified areas that could be improved in future studies.
A pilot study carried out in Hong Kong has found that a formula containing the Chinese herb Gou Teng (Uncaria rhynchophylla) can help patients with Parkinson’s disease carry out their daily living activities.
Triptolide, isolated from the Chinese herb Lei Gong Teng (Tripterygii wilfordii Radix) could be a source of potential new anticancer drugs.
Two Chinese herbal formulae have been found to have antacid effects in an artificial stomach model.
Chinese internet users were astonished to find the ‘secret’ ingredient list for the famous haemostatic herbal powder Yunnan Baiyao openly displayed on the websites of Amazon.com and the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A two-herb formula consisting of the herbs Huang Qi (Astragali Radix, RA) and Sheng Di Huang (Rehmanniae Radix, RR) can enhance diabetic wound healing because of its angiogenic and anti-inflammatory activities, which promote tissue regeneration.
Statistics from the American Association of Poison Control Centers show that no deaths were caused by dietary supplements in the country in 2008.
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.