For people suffering from high cholesterol the common treatment is to take one of several Statins; a class of drug proven to lower cholesterol levels. However, statins are increasingly being associated with adverse effects such as muscle cramps and loss of energy. Dr Richard Karas of Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, has stated that in […]
Inflammatory bowel disease or syndrome (IBD or IBS) affects the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract; the etiology is unknown and treatment is directed at systemic immunosuppression. Natural products, including medicinal herbs, have provided approximately half of the drugs developed for clinical use over the past 20 years.
The purpose of our current study was to […]
Chinese medicine benefits patients receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer
Chinese medicine can help support women who are being treated for breast cancer, according to new research published in the current issue of The Oncologist.
The study showed that capsules comprising 14 herbs helped to prevent anaemia and to maintain patients’ immune systems whilst they were taking chemotherapy.