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Chinese herb (TCM) fights tumours (tumors)

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on April 28, 2011

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Chinese herb fights tumours

The herb, thunder god vine (lei gong teng), is a Chinese herb generally used for inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.  But researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have found that it can also stop tumour growth.  Its active ingredient is triptolide.  Researcher Jun Liu, professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences found that low doses of thunder god vine blocked cell growth in 60 different types of cancer, and even killed off some cancers in laboratory conditions.  (Source: Nature Chemical Biology, 2011; 7: 182).

However, Europeans may have to find sources in Asia as new laws are coming into effect the effect of which will be to reduce access to many herbs. Those interested in getting hold of this herb might wish to contact Chris Teo in Penang

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One Response to “Chinese herb (TCM) fights tumours (tumors)”

  1. Hassan Kogut said

    Since the emperor Shen Nong tasted 100 herbs and taught the Chinese peoplehow to use them in diet and therapy, herbal medicine has been an integral partof Chinese culture and medical practice. Descriptions of herbal therapy occurin the earliest texts that discuss Chinese medical practice. The traditionalChinese materia medica includes minerals and animal parts as well asherbs. Later materia medicae represented expanded inquiries into therange of pharmacologically active substances available to the Chinese.;

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