Tripterygium wilfordii

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Tripterygium wilfordii (trip·t·rīˑ·jē·m wilˑ·fōr·dē),

n part used: plant; uses: antiinflammatory, antir-heumatic, eliminate toxins, relieve pruritis, ulcers of the waistband, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, glomerulonephritis; precautions: may cause gastrointestinal distress, skin irritation, amenorrhea, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, oligospermia, azoospermia, decrease size of testes, suppress immunity; should not be taken internally. Also called
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Celastrol is a component of Tripterygium wilfordii, a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of immunological diseases (Wong et al.
Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (TwHF) is an inexpensive remedy (about $10 per month) often used alone or in combination with methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in China, but it has not been assessed in a rigorous controlled study until now.
According to the world's folk and traditional medicine some plants including Gossypium herbaceum (5), Azadirachta indica (6-7), Tripterygium wilfordii (8), Echiveria gibbiflora (9-10), Allium sativum (11), Carica papaya (12), Alstonia macrophylla (13), Ricinus communis (14), Achyranthes aspera and Stephania hernandifolia (15) have been tested for their male contraceptive effects.
Comparison of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F versus sulfasalazine in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized trial.
Triptolide, the active ingredient purified from the plant Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F, has been shown in animal models to be effective against cancer, arthritis and skin graft rejection.
Study Medication and Dosage: Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (Tw) as a standardized extract given 60 mg t.
Triptolide, a novel diterpenoid triepoxide from Tripterygium wilfordii Hook.
Various Chinese formulas that may help to control menorrhagia include: Tripterygium wilfordii Hook f.
root extracts of Tripterygium wilfordii by solid-phase extraction and
It has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties, and its toxicity is being assessed in NIH studies of extracted cells from Tripterygium wilfordii grown in the laboratory.