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Current Therapeutic Role and Medicinal Potential of Scutellaria barbata in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Research

Current Western research related to S. barbata is focused on cancer treatment, which corresponds to the most common use of S. barbata by TCM practitioners. Other common uses that practitioners reported included infection and inflammation, for which Beijing practitioners reported use of S. barbata more often than Nanjing practitioners (p<0.05). Hedyotis diffusa was found to […]

Bioactive proteins and peptides isolated from Chinese medicines with pharmaceutical potential

Abstract Some protein pharmaceuticals from Chinese medicine have been developed to treat cardiovascular diseases, genetic diseases, and cancer. Bioactive proteins with various pharmacological properties have been successfully isolated from animals such as Hirudo medicinalis (medicinal leech), Eisenia fetida (earthworm), and Mesobuthus martensii (Chinese scorpion), and from herbal medicines derived from species such as Cordyceps militaris, […]

Modernization of traditional Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been practiced in China for thousands of years and it played a pivotal role in maintaining the health of Chinese people. A complete Chinese medical theory was formulated through the long practice in clinics and experience accumulated, which had been guiding the rational use of different herbal remedies in the […]