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  1. Content type: Review

    This article exemplifies a systematic approach to revealing the complexity of Chinese herbal medicine formulae through three levels of scientific research: standardization of herbs, verification of ancient for...

    Authors: Qiutao Gao, Jun Li, Jerry Ka Hei Cheung, Jinao Duan, Anwei Ding, Anna Wing Han Cheung, Kuijun Zhao, Winnie Zhuoming Li, Tina Tingxia Dong and Karl Wah Keung Tsim

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:12

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    The mechanism of the beneficial effects of Panax quinquefolius (Xiyangshen, American ginseng) on diabetes is yet to be elucidated. Recent studies show that Panax quinquefolius increases insulin production and red...

    Authors: Zonggui Wu, John Zeqi Luo and Luguang Luo

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:11

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  3. Content type: Research

    Chinese herbal extract Number Ten (NT) is a dietary herbal formulation prepared from rhubarb, ginger, astragalus, red sage and tumeric. This study tested the effectiveness of NT in reducing body weight gain in...

    Authors: David A York, Sonyja Thomas, Frank L Greenway, Zhijun Liu and Jennifer C Rood

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:10

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    As adulterated and substituted Chinese medicinal materials are common in the market, therapeutic effectiveness of such materials cannot be guaranteed. Identification at species-, strain- and locality-levels, t...

    Authors: Pui Ying Yip, Chi Fai Chau, Chun Yin Mak and Hoi Shan Kwan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:9

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    Herbal medicine is one of the forms of traditional medical practice. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and traditional Vietnamese medicine (TVM) are well-known for their long-standing tradition of herbal medi...

    Authors: Rolf Rauh, Stefan Kahl, Herbert Boechzelt, Rudolf Bauer, Bernd Kaina and Thomas Efferth

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:8

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  6. Content type: Research

    Concentrated Gegen Tang (GT) granule is a widely available traditional Chinese medicinal product for the treatment of cold and flu. There was no reliable analytical method available for the quality assessment of

    Authors: Jingzheng Song, Quanbin Han, Chunfeng Qiao, Yuekeung Yip and Hongxi Xu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:7

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    In Chinese medicine, ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) has long been used as a general tonic or an adaptogen to promote longevity and enhance bodily functions. It has also been claimed to be effective in comb...

    Authors: Patrick Ying Kit Yue, Nai Ki Mak, Yuen Kit Cheng, Kar Wah Leung, Tzi Bun Ng, David Tai Ping Fan, Hin Wing Yeung and Ricky Ngok Shun Wong

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:6

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  8. Content type: Research

    Little scientific evidence supports the efficacy of herbal medicines in the treatment of degenerative arthritis of the knee. The purpose of this study is to evaluate both the efficacy and safety of a finished ...

    Authors: Jung-Nien Lai, Huey-Jeng Chen, Chao-Chung Chen, Jer-Huei Lin, Jing-Shiang Hwang and Jung-Der Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:4

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  9. Content type: Research

    We demonstrated that a Chinese herbal formula, which we refer to as RCM-101, developed from a traditional Chinese medicine formula, reduced nasal and non-nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR). The...

    Authors: George B Lenon, Charlie CL Xue, David F Story, Frank CK Thien, Sarah McPhee and Chun G Li

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:2

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  10. Content type: Research

    The etiology and treatment of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) remain poorly understood. Pain, lower urinary tract voiding symptoms and negative impact on quality of life (QOL) are th...

    Authors: Jillian L Capodice, Zhezhen Jin, Debra L Bemis, David Samadi, Brian A Stone, Steven Kapan and Aaron E Katz

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:1

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  11. Content type: Review

    Extracts of Chinese red yeast rice (RYR, a traditional dietary seasoning of Monascus purpureus) contains several active ingredients including lovastatin, and several trials of its possible lipid-lowering effects ...

    Authors: Jianping Liu, Jing Zhang, Yi Shi, Sameline Grimsgaard, Terje Alraek and Vinjar Fønnebø

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2006 1:4

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    Salvia miltiorrhiza (Labiatae, Laminaceae), danshen, is an annual sage mainly found in China and neighboring countries. The crude drug (dried root) and its preparations are currently used in China to treat patien...

    Authors: James David Adams, Rubin Wang, Jun Yang and Eric Jungchi Lien

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2006 1:3

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