Widespread evidence of a link between traditional Chinese herbal remedies and liver cancer has been uncovered in a new study. The findings suggest stronger measures are needed to prevent people from consuming chemicals called aristolochic acids (AA), which are derived from the woody vines of the Aristolochia plant family, said the report. The acids can… Read more
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Researchers at the University of Adelaide have shown how a complex mix of plant compounds derived from ancient clinical practice in China, a traditional Chinese medicine, works to kill cancer cells. Compound kushen injection (CKI) is approved for use in China to treat various cancer tumors, usually as an adjunct to western chemotherapy. But how… Read more
The extract, known as triptolide, has been previously shown to have an effect on the viability of pancreatic cancer cells.