Chinese Herb

Any of thousands of substances used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat illness, which differ from Western herbs as they can be any natural material of plant, animal or mineral origin. Chinese herbs are administered as capsules, extracts, herbal pillows, infusions—teas, herbal liquors—medicine wines, ointments, pastes, pills, porridges, poultices, and steam decoctions
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The use of thalidomide, Eicosapentaenoic Acid, and minerals, vitamins, proteins, or other supplements for the treatment of cachexia in cancer were uncertain, and there was inadequate evidence to recommend it to clinical practices, the same situation in Chinese Herb Medicine and acupuncture (acupuncture and related therapies were effective in improving QoL) for treating anorexia in cancer patients, warranting further RCTs in these areas.
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Abbreviations AM: Astragalus membranaceus BZYQT: Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi-Tang CAM: Complementary and alternative medicines CCI: Charlson Comorbidity Index CHM: Chinese herb medicine CI: Confidence interval GMP: Good Manufacturing Practice GPT: Gui-Pi-Tang HD: Hedyotis diffusa HR: Hazard ratios ICD-9-CM: International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, and Clinical Modification JWXYS: Jia-Wei-Xiao-Yao-San NHI: National Health Insurance NHIRD: National Health Insurance Research Database PM: Polygonum multiflorum Thunb.
For a year, parents took capsules of either the Chinese herb mixture, called Tianqi, or the placebo three times a day before meals.
Which Chinese herb, claimed to improve memory and mental sharpness, cannot help prevent Alzheimer's disease?
Huperzine A (HupA), a cholinesterase inhibitor naturally derived from the Chinese herb Lycopodium serratum (or Huperzia serrata), has better penetration through the blood-brain barrier, higher oral bioavailability and longer duration of AChE inhibitory action than tacrine, donepezil, and rivastigmine.
In addition, we have previously demonstrated that Ginkgo biloba extract, a Chinese herb with antioxidant activity, could significantly suppress inflammatory cytokine-stimulated endothelial adhesiveness to human monocytic cells by attenuating intracellular ROS formation, redox-senstive transcription factor activation, and VCAM-1 as well as ICAM-1 expression in human aortic endothelial cells.
Other sources were Chinese herb doctors, family, friends and printed literature.
A potential immunotherapy, a new gene therapy, an enzyme inhibitor, and a compound originally isolated from a Chinese herb are among the latest approaches scientists are proposing to treat addiction.
Patent and Trademark Office said one aspect of the Pfizer patent in the case covered a treatment similar to a Chinese herb known as Horny Goat Weed.
Artemisinin, a compound extracted from a Chinese herb, is viewed as the best drug against malaria and is recommended for use in combination with other medicines to stop resistance.

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