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  1. Content type: Research

    Some Chinese herbal products (CHPs) may contain aristolochic acid (AA) or may be adulterated by the herbs suspected of containing AA which is nephrotoxic and carcinogenic. This study aims to identify the risk ...

    Authors: Shu-Ching Hsieh, I-Hsin Lin, Wei-Lum Tseng, Chang-Hsing Lee and Jung-Der Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:13

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  2. Content type: Review

    More than 30 Curcuma species (Zingiberaceae) are found in Asia, where the rhizomes of these plants are used as both food and medicine, such as in traditional Chinese medicine. The plants are usually aromatic and ...

    Authors: Hideji Itokawa, Qian Shi, Toshiyuki Akiyama, Susan L Morris-Natschke and Kuo-Hsiung Lee

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:11

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    KHU14, an ethanolic extract of Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae (Qinjiao), Rhizoma Coptidis (Huanglian) and Citri Unshiu Pericarpium (Wenzhou migan) was tested for its anti-inflammatory effects.

    Authors: Kyoung Soo Kim, Hae In Rhee, Eun Kyung Park, Kiwon Jung, Hyo Jin Jeon, Ji-Hong Kim, Hunseung Yoo, Chang-Kyun Han, Yong-Baik Cho, Chun Jeih Ryu, Hyung In Yang and Myung Chul Yoo

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:10

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  4. Content type: Review

    The current approaches to the quality control of herbal medicines are either compound-oriented or pattern-oriented, the former targeting specific components with some known chemical properties and the latter t...

    Authors: Zhongda Zeng, Foo-tim Chau, Hoi-yan Chan, Chui-yee Cheung, Tsui-yan Lau, Shuiyin Wei, Daniel Kam-wah Mok, Chi-on Chan and Yizeng Liang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:9

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  5. Content type: Research

    Benzoylmesaconine (BMA) is the main Aconitum alkaloid in Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata (Fuzi, aconite roots) with potent pharmacological activities, such as analgesia and anti-inflammation. The present study ...

    Authors: Ying Xie, Hua Zhou, Yuen Fan Wong, Zhongqiu Liu, Hongxi Xu, Zhihong Jiang and Liang Liu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:6

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  6. Content type: Research

    Dachengqi Tang (DT) is a common traditional Chinese medicine formula for expelling neire ('internal heat') in the stomach and intestines. There was no reliable analytical method available for the quality control ...

    Authors: Wenfu Tang, Meihua Wan, Zhengyan Zhu, Guanyuan Chen and Xi Huang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:5

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  7. Content type: Research

    Herba Cistanches (Roucongrong) is effective in treating Shenxu Zheng ('kidney-deficiency syndrome'). However, the mechanisms and systemic metabolic responses to the herbal intervention are unclear.

    Authors: Yunping Qiu, Minjun Chen, Mingming Su, Guoxiang Xie, Xin Li, Mingmei Zhou, Aihua Zhao, Jian Jiang and Wei Jia

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:3

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  8. Content type: Research

    The present study tests whether a combined treatment of acupuncture and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is more effective than acupuncture or TENS alone for treating knee osteoarthritis (OA).

    Authors: Kazunori Itoh, Satoko Hirota, Yasukazu Katsumi, Hideki Ochi and Hiroshi Kitakoji

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:2

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  9. Content type: Research

    Chinese medicine decoctions such as Yinchenhao Tang (YCHT), Xiayuxue Tang (XYXT), Huangqi Tang (HQT), Yiguan Jian (YGJ) and Xiaochaihu Tang (XCHT)) were used to treat liver cirrhosis. The present study evaluates ...

    Authors: Cheng Liu, Mingyu Sun, Lei Wang, Gaoqiang Wang, Gaofeng Chen, Chenghai Liu and Ping Liu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:1

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  10. 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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  11. Content type: Review

    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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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Review

    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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  14. Content type: Review

    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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  15. 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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  16. Content type: Review

    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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Review

    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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