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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933509/effect-of-shuanghu-qinggan-granule-and-yigan-yiqi-jieyu-granule-plus-lamivudine-on-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Yong-An Ye, De-Lu Tian, Jian Jiang, Jun Li, Jian-Jie Chen, Zhi-Hong Li, Wei-Guo Ma, Yi-Ming Zhao, Rong-Bing Wang, Shi-Zhong Yang, Feng-Zhen Shao, Guang Ji, Da-Qiao Zhou, Tie-Jun Liu, Dong-Sheng Cheng, Wei Zhang, Ke-Wei Sun, Yu-Fen Wang, Le-Quan Min, Xiao-Ke Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy and safety of Shuanghu Qinggan Granule ( , SQG) plus Yigan Yiqi Jieyu Granule (, YYJG) combined with lamivudine (LAM) on chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. METHODS: The study was a multicenter, randomized, double-blinded and parallel controlled trial. A total of 320 patients were randomly allocated into 2 groups equally: 160 patients (treatment group) were given SQG and YYJG combined with LAM; and 160 patients (control group) were given LAM plus Chinese herb placebo, respectively...
December 8, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930947/ginseng-and-obesity-observations-and-understanding-in-cultured-cells-animals-and-humans
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REVIEW
Longyun Zhang, Carlos Virgous, Hongwei Si
Ginseng, a traditional medical herb, has been reported having beneficial effects in fatigue, heart diseases, diabetes, immune function and erectile dysfunction. In recent years, increasing investigations have been conducted on ginseng in preventing and treating of obesity, one of the major worldwide escalating public health concerns. However, the effect and the relevant mechanisms behind how ginseng works as an antiobesity treatment are still controversial. In this review, we briefly discussed the chemical structures, metabolism and pharmacokinetics of ginseng and its major bioactive components ginsenosides...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929444/using-light-microscopy-and-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-qualitative-and-quantitative-control-of-a-combined-three-herb-formulation-in-different-preparations
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Tun-Pin Hsueh, Wan-Ling Lin, Tung-Hu Tsai
Artemisia capillaries Thunb, Gardenia jasminoides Ellis, and Rheum officinale Baill have been combined to treat jaundice for thousands of years. Studies have revealed that these herbs induce anti-hepatic fibrosis and anti-hepatic apoptosis and alleviate hepatic oxidative stress. This study aims to determine the quality and quantity of an herbal formulation (Chinese name: Yin-Chen-Hao-Tang) using physical and chemical examinations. Physical examination of Yin-Chen-Hao-Tang in pharmaceutical herbal products, raw fiber powders, and decoction preparations was performed using Congo red and iodine-potassium staining...
December 6, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929271/hormone-therapy-and-other-treatments-for-symptoms-of-menopause
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D Ashley Hill, Mark Crider, Susan R Hill
The results of large clinical trials have led physicians and patients to question the safety of hormone therapy for menopause. In the past, physicians prescribed hormone therapy to improve overall health and prevent cardiac disease, as well as for symptoms of menopause. Combined estrogen/progestogen therapy, but not estrogen alone, increases the risk of breast cancer when used for more than three to five years. Therefore, in women with a uterus, it is recommended that physicians prescribe combination therapy only to treat menopausal symptoms such as vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes) and vaginal atrophy, using the smallest effective dosage for the shortest possible duration...
December 1, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928227/baicalin-and-geniposide-inhibit-the-development-of-atherosclerosis-by-increasing-wnt1-and-inhibiting-dickkopf-related-protein-1-expression
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Bin Wang, Ping-Ping Liao, Li-Hua Liu, Xin Fang, Wei Li, Si-Ming Guan
BACKGROUND: Our previous study showed that the combined Chinese herbs containing scutellaria baicalensis georgi and gardenia jasminoids ellis inhibited atherosclerosis. In this study, we sought to determine if baicalin and geniposide could inhibit atherosclerosis through Wnt1 and dickkopf-related protein-1 (DKK1). METHODS: The wild-type and ApoE(-/-) mice were treated with baicalin, geniposide, and baicalin plus geniposide daily by gavage for 12 weeks. Blood lipid levels were measured with an automatic biochemistry analyzer...
October 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925244/the-absorption-enhancement-of-norisoboldine-in-the-duodenum-of-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rats-involves-the-impairment-of-p-glycoprotein
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Cong Duan, Jiao-Mei Guo, Yue Dai, Yu-Feng Xia
Lindera aggregate (Sims) Kosterm root has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of rheumatism palsy, dyspepsia and frequent urination for a long history. Norisoboldine (NOR), the main active constituent of this herb drug, possesses outstanding anti-arthritis activity. However, in vivo disposition of NOR has been known to a limited extent, especially under the pathological condition of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of this study is to investigate whether and how the absorption of NOR is altered in adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA) rats...
December 7, 2016: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922688/berberine-exerts-an-anti-inflammatory-role-in-ocular-behcet-s-disease
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Yan Yang, Qin Wang, Manyun Xie, Ping Liu, Xin Qi, Xiao Liu, Zhuo Li
Behcet's disease is a multi‑system inflammatory disorder, and ocular Behcet's disease (OBD) is one of the most common causes of uveitis in China. A number of studies have indicated that Th17 cells, a subset of interleukin-17 (IL-17)-producing CD4+ T‑helper cells, serve important roles in the pathogenesis of OBD. Berberine (BBR) is an isoquinoline derivative alkaloid isolated from Chinese herbs, and has been used traditionally for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of BBR on Th17 cell proliferation and cytokine secretion, and the expression and activation of the signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) transcription factor in OBD in vitro...
December 5, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918833/effects-of-lead-phytochemicals-of-radix-scutellariae-on-acanthamoeba
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Pauline Cho, Guangsen Shi, Maurice Yap, Maureen V Boost
Purpose: Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), which is associated with noncompliant use of contact lenses, remains difficult to treat due to delayed diagnosis and paucity of therapeutic agents. Although improvements in activity against Acanthamoeba infection have been achieved in disinfecting solutions for soft contact lenses, such modifications have not been extended to those for special rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses, which are increasingly used for myopia control in children. Phytochemicals present in herbs used for traditional Chinese medicine may be effective as therapeutic or preventive agents...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918128/mulberroside-a-suppresses-pxr-mediated-transactivation-and-gene-expression-of-p-gp-in-ls174t-cells
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Yuhua Li, Ling Huang, Jiahong Sun, Xiaohua Wei, Jinhua Wen, Guoping Zhong, Min Huang, Huichang Bi
Mulberroside A (Mul A) is the main bioactive constituents of Sangbaipi, which is officially listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. The pregnane X receptor (PXR) has been recognized as the critical mediator of human P-glycoprotein (P-gp) gene transactivation. In this study, the effect of Mul A on PXR-mediated transactivation and gene expression of P-gp was investigated. It was found that Mul A significantly suppressed PXR-mediated P-gp luciferase activity induced by rifampicin (Rif). Furthermore, Rif induced an elevation of P-gp expression and transport activity, which was apparently suppressed by Mul A...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917698/tetramethylpyrazine-protects-against-glucocorticoid-induced-apoptosis-by-promoting-autophagy-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-improves-bone-mass-in-glucocorticoid-induced-osteoporosis-rats
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Long Wang, Hong-Yang Zhang, Bo Gao, Jun Shi, Qiang Huang, Yue-Hu Han, Ya-Qian Hu, Wei-Guang Lu, Zhuo-Jie Zhao, Bao-Hua Liu, Qiang Jie, Liu Yang, Zhuo-Jing Luo
Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) is a widespread clinical complication due to the common use of glucocorticoids. Excess glucocorticoids induce apoptosis of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs), which have been shown to play an increasingly important role in the pathogenesis and therapy of osteoporosis. Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP), an extract from one of the most recognized herbs in traditional Chinese medicine (Chuanxiong), has been reported to have anti-apoptotic properties. In this study, we tested whether TMP protects rat BMSCs following exposure to glucocorticoids in vitro and in vivo...
December 4, 2016: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915077/how-do-government-regulations-influence-the-ability-to-practice-chinese-herbal-medicine-in-western-countries
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Tom Fleischer, Yi-Chang Su, Sunny Jui-Shan Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The regulation policies of substances used in Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM), have a direct influence on the ability of health providers to practice in the clinic. AIM OF THE STUDY: We set out to assess the truth behind the assumption that practice of CHM in the west is constrained by the regulations imposed by authorities in western countries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For the first part of our study we surveyed and compiled lists of banned and restricted Chinese Materia Medica (CMM) from six countries: USA, UK, Germany, Israel, Canada and Australia...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915054/curdione-attenuates-thrombin-induced-human-platelet-activation-%C3%AE-1-tubulin-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target
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Dongling Zhang, Wenhao Qiao, Yingli Zhao, Hui Fang, Dujuan Xu, Quan Xia
Rhizoma Curcumae, the dry rhizomes derived from Curcuma aromatica Salisb., are a classical Chinese medicinal herb used to activate blood circulation, remove blood stasis and alleviate pain. Our previous study proved that curdione, a sesquiterpene compound isolated from the essential oil of Curcuma aromatica Salisb. can inhibit platelet activation suggesting its significant anticoagulant and antithrombotic effects. However, the underlying mechanism of curdione mediated anti-platelet effect has not been fully elucidated...
November 30, 2016: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912948/therapeutic-efficacy-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-kuan-sin-yin-in-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy-for-advanced-colon-cancer-a-controlled-trial
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Tsai-Ju Chien, Chia-Yu Liu, Ruey-Hwa Lu, Chin-Wei Kuo, Yang-Chao Lin, Chung-Hua Hsu
BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used increasingly as complementary medicine in cancer care. Kuan-Sin-Yin (KSY) is a TCM decoction containing seven herbs known to cause immunomodulation or anticancer activity, and which are associated with the TCM concept of Qi and energy supply. Kuan-Sin-Yin has cytostatic effects on cancer cells in animal models. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the level of improvement in meridian energy and heart-rate variability (HRV) and to assess whether these observations are compatible with TCM theory...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912940/panax-ginseng-and-salvia-miltiorrhiza-supplementation-during-eccentric-resistance-training-in-middle-aged-and-older-adults-a-double-blind-randomized-control-trial
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Hsin-Fu Lin, Chun-Chung Chou, Hsiao-Han Chao, Hirofumi Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Muscle damage induced by an acute bout of eccentric exercise results in transient arterial stiffening. In this study, we sought to determine the effects of progressive eccentric resistance exercise training on vascular functions, and whether herb supplementation would enhance training adaptation by ameliorating the arterial stiffening effects. METHODS: By using a double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled design, older adults were randomly assigned to either the Panax ginseng and Salvia miltiorrhiza supplementation group (N=12) or the placebo group (N=11)...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912935/multi-dimensional-analysis-on-parkinson-s-disease-questionnaire-39-in-parkinson-s-patients-treated-with-bushen-huoxue-granule-a-multicenter-randomized-double-blinded-and-placebo-controlled-trial
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Min Li, Hui Ming Yang, Dong Xiao Luo, Jian Zong Chen, Heng Jun Shi
OBJECTIVES: To preliminarily assess the effects of Bushen Huoxue Granule (BHG) on Parkinson's Patients with Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire-39 (PDQ-39)and to provide data for further research. DESIGN: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo controlled study with a 3-month intervention period and a 6-month follow-up. INTERVENTIONS: Participants were patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) of age ranging from 50 to 80 years and Hoehn and Yahr (H-Y) stage I-IV of the disease...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912872/anti-allergic-potential-of-typhonium-blumei-inhibition-of-degranulation-via-suppression-of-pi3k-plc%C3%AE-2-phosphorylation-and-calcium-influx
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Michal Korinek, Kuan-Ming Chen, Yu-Han Jiang, Mohamed El-Shazly, Joel Stocker, Chon-Kit Chou, Tsong-Long Hwang, Yang-Chang Wu, Bing-Hung Chen, Fang-Rong Chang
BACKGROUND: Typhonium blumei Nicolson & Sivadasan (Araceae) is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb possessing detumescent, detoxifying, and anti-inflammatory activities. It is used in Taiwan as a folk medicine to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases. Typhonium blumei is usually not distinguished from Typhonium roxburghii Schott and they are commonly used interchangeably. PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties of T...
December 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912193/comparative-tissue-distribution-and-excretion-study-of-alkaloids-from-herba-ephedrae-radix-aconiti-lateralis-extracts-in-rats
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Mengyue Ren, Shuai Song, Dedong Liang, Weiting Hou, Xiaomei Tan, Jiabo Luo
Herba Ephedrae-Radix Aconiti Lateralis, composed of Ephedrae (Mahuang in Chinese) and Radix Aconiti Lateralis (Fuzi in Chinese), is a classical herbal combination proven to be effective in treating common cold, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis. Alkaloids, bioactive components of the herbal extract, have been associated with many side effects. Nine alkaloids, including norephedrine, norpseudoephedrine, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, methylephedrine, hypaconitine, benzoylaconine, benzoylmesaconine and benzoylhypaconine, were simultaneously quantified within 14...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909971/gastrodin-attenuates-pentylenetetrazole-induced-seizures-by-modulating-the-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-associated-inflammatory-responses-in-mice
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Liming Chen, Xinan Liu, Hua Wang, Min Qu
Gastrodin, the major component isolated from the rhizome of the Chinese traditional medicinal herb Gastrodia elata ("Tianma"), has a long history in the treatment of epilepsy and other neurological disorders. However, the molecular mechanisms are not clear. Here, we found that gastrodin ameliorated pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced epileptic seizures with improvement of the electroencephalographic pattern in mice. Further studies demonstrated that gastrodin decreased the levels of the pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin-1β and tumor necrosis factor-α while increasing interleukin-10, an anti-inflammatory cytokine in the brain...
December 1, 2016: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909730/a-sensitive-and-specific-indirect-competitive-enzyme%C3%A2-linked-immunosorbent-assay-for-the-detection-of-icariin
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Jinjun Cheng, Yue Zhang, Shuchen Liu, Baoping Qu, Meiling Zhang, Xiaoman Liu, Yan Zhao, Huihua Qu
In the present study, a novel monoclonal antibody (MAb) specific for icariin (ICA) was prepared and characterized. A hybridoma‑secreting MAb against icariin was produced by fusing splenocytes immunized with an ICA‑bovine serum albumin conjugate with a hypoxanthine‑aminopterin‑thymidine‑sensitive mouse myeloma SP2/0 cell line. The antibody showed high specificity for ICA with almost no cross‑reactivity against the majority of structurally‑related chemicals. Subsequently, an indirect competitive enzyme‑linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for ICA was established and characterized...
November 30, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905672/oral-astragalus-huang-qi-for-preventing-frequent-episodes-of-acute-respiratory-tract-infection-in-children
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REVIEW
Guobin Su, Xiankun Chen, Zhuangzhu Liu, Lihong Yang, La Zhang, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Zehuai Wen, Xinfeng Guo, Xindong Qin, Jueyao Liang, Xusheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) are common in children and can involve both upper and lower airways. Many children experience frequent ARTI episodes or recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs) in early life, which creates challenges for paediatricians, primary care physicians, parents and carers of children.In China, Astragalus (Huang qi), alone or in combination with other herbs, is used by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners in the form of a water extract, to reduce the risk of ARTIs; it is believed to stimulate the immune system...
December 1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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