Astragalus Plant

Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to systematically evaluate the effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy including acupuncture, tu'ina, oral herbal medicine, herbal bathing, and collateral-channels conduct therapy for treating children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on TCM for children with CP.

Author(s): 
Zhang, Yuqing
Liu, Jianping
Wang, Jie
He, Qingyong
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to systematically evaluate the effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy including acupuncture, tu'ina, oral herbal medicine, herbal bathing, and collateral-channels conduct therapy for treating children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on TCM for children with CP.

Author(s): 
Zhang, Yuqing
Liu, Jianping
Wang, Jie
He, Qingyong
Publication Title: 
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Radix Astragali (Huangqi) has been demonstrated to have a wide range of immunopotentiating effects and has been used as an adjuvant medicine during cancer therapy. Identity issues in the collection of Radix Astragali exist because many sympatric species of Astragalus occur in the northern regions of China. In order to assess the quality, purity, and uniformity of commercial Radix Astragali, 44 samples were purchased from herbal stores in Hong Kong and New York City.

Author(s): 
Xiao, Wei-Lie
Motley, Timothy J.
Unachukwu, Uchenna J.
Lau, Clara Bik San
Jiang, Bei
Hong, Feng
Leung, Ping-Chung
Wang, Qing-Feng
Livingston, Philip O.
Cassileth, Barrie R.
Kennelly, Edward J.
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African journal of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines: AJTCAM / African Networks on Ethnomedicines

Qidantongmai (QDTM) is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) preparation that has long been used in folk medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. The present study was designed to determine the effects of QDTM on endothelial cells under hypoxic conditions both in vitro and in vivo. Primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were isolated, pretreated with QDTM medicated serum or saline control, and then cultured under hypoxia (2% oxygen) for 24 h.

Author(s): 
Wang, Bing
Wang, Wen
Li, Feng
Wang, Zongren
Ma, Jing
Zhao, Gang
Publication Title: 
Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry

The activities of serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (GPT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and creatine kinase (CK) in rats injected or not with the Chinese medicines, Astragali, Rhodiolae and Ligusticum, were determined after noise exposure. Noise at 95 and 105 dB significantly increased the activities of GPT, ALP and CK, and showed a dependence on the exposure time. The injection of each medicine significantly suppressed the increased enzyme activities by 95 and 105 dB noise.

Author(s): 
Zhu, Bei-Wei
Sun, Yu-Mei
Yun, Xia
Han, Song
Piao, Mei-Lan
Murata, Yoshiyuki
Tada, Mikiro
Publication Title: 
Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B

Astragalus mongholicus (AM) derived from the dry root of Astragalus membranaceus Bge. var. mongolicus (Bge.) Hsiao is a widely used traditional Chinese medicine. The present study investigated the potential role of AM on renal fibrosis on a rat model of unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). We divided 48 Sprague-Dawley rats randomly into 4 groups: sham-operated group (Sham), untreated UUO group, AM-treated (10 g/(kg x d)) UUO group, and losartan-treated (20 mg/(kg x d)) UUO group as positive control.

Author(s): 
Zuo, Chuan
Xie, Xi-sheng
Qiu, Hong-yu
Deng, Yao
Zhu, Da
Fan, Jun-ming
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to systematically evaluate the effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy including acupuncture, tu'ina, oral herbal medicine, herbal bathing, and collateral-channels conduct therapy for treating children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on TCM for children with CP.

Author(s): 
Zhang, Yuqing
Liu, Jianping
Wang, Jie
He, Qingyong
Publication Title: 
PloS One

BACKGROUND: Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a global public health problem. Therefore, novel and effective drugs that show few side-effects are needed. Early literature studies indicated that Huangqi injection is one of the most commonly used traditional Chinese patent medicines for CHF in China. As a large number of clinical studies has been carried out and published, it is essential to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Huangqi injection. Therefore, we carried out this systematic review under the support of the framework of the Joint Sino-Italian Laboratory (JoSIL).

Author(s): 
Fu, Shufei
Zhang, Junhua
Menniti-Ippolito, Francesca
Gao, Xiumei
Galeotti, Francesca
Massari, Marco
Hu, Limin
Zhang, Boli
Ferrelli, Rita
Fauci, Alice
Firenzuoli, Fabio
Shang, Hongcai
Guerra, Ranieri
Raschetti, Roberto
Publication Title: 
African journal of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines: AJTCAM / African Networks on Ethnomedicines

Qidantongmai (QDTM) is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) preparation that has long been used in folk medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. The present study was designed to determine the effects of QDTM on endothelial cells under hypoxic conditions both in vitro and in vivo. Primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were isolated, pretreated with QDTM medicated serum or saline control, and then cultured under hypoxia (2% oxygen) for 24 h.

Author(s): 
Wang, Bing
Wang, Wen
Li, Feng
Wang, Zongren
Ma, Jing
Zhao, Gang
Publication Title: 
Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity

Astragalus mongholicus Bunge has long been used to treat cardiovascular disease in Chinese traditional medicine. However, its mechanisms are not fully understood. In this study, we explored potential mechanisms and protective effects of total flavonoids of Astragalus (TFA) on cardiovascular disease using in vitro experiments and diet-induced atherosclerotic rabbits. We identified six components and their proportion in TFA.

Author(s): 
Wang, Deqing
Zhuang, Yuan
Tian, Yaping
Thomas, Graham Neil
Ying, Mingzhong
Tomlinson, Brian

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