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  1. 29 Jun 2013
    Chinese medicinal herbs for cholelithiasis
    Cholelithiasis (gallstone disease) causes significant morbidity, severe complications, and economic burden worldwide. Though current surgical therapies are effective for gallstones, some types of gallstones (e.g., calcium bilirubinate calculi) cannot easily be eradicated by surgery and they often recur in the bile duct system, putting people at high ...
  2. 12 Sep 2012
    Chinese medicinal herbs for mumps
    Mumps (epidemic parotitis) is an infection caused by the multiplication of the mumps virus in the upper respiratory tract. It can range from a mild upper respiratory disease to serious complications. Herbal medicines have been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as the main therapy to prevent and treat mumps for thousands of years. Many Chinese ...
  3. 28 Mar 2013
    Chinese medicinal herbs for influenza
    Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes an acute febrile illness with myalgia, headache and cough, and can result in high morbidity and mortality rates during an epidemic. Annual epidemics are thought to result in between three and five million cases of severe influenza and between 250,000 and 500,000 deaths worldwide. Currently, annual ...
  4. 21 Jan 2009
    Chinese herbal medicines for hyperthyroidism
    Hyperthyroidism is a common illness in which excessive amounts of thyroid hormones circulate in the blood. Affected people, among other things suffer from increased heart beats, warm moist skin and raised body temperature. A large number of Chinese herbal medicines are used to treat this condition in China. Thirteen relevant trials with 1770 participants ...
  5. 6 Jun 2013
    Chinese herbal medicines for hypertriglyceridaemia
    Hypertriglyceridaemia is a condition characterised by increased blood levels of triglycerides, which constitute one of the blood lipid components. Hypertriglycerideamia can be divided into primary and secondary types. Hypertriglyceridaemia is associated with many diseases including atherosclerosis, diabetes and hypertension. To evaluate the effects ...
  6. 28 Feb 2013
    Chinese herbal medicine for schizophrenia
    Antipsychotic medication is the mainstay of treatment for people with schizophrenia, and although effective, still leaves some people with distressing symptoms and/or disabling adverse effects. Safer and more effective health care interventions are needed. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used to treat mental health disorders, including schizophrenia, ...
  7. 9 Nov 2011
    Chinese medicinal herbs for measles
    Measles (rubeola) is an infectious disease caused by multiplication of a single-strand ribonucleic acid (RNA) virus of the genus Morbillivirus in the upper respiratory tract and conjunctiva. It can lead to serious complications and death. Chinese herbal medicines are believed to be effective in alleviating symptoms and shortening the duration of measles, ...
  8. 10 Aug 2011
    Chinese herbal medicines for hypercholesterolemia
    Hypercholesterolemia occurs when there is too much cholesterol in the blood. It is not a disease as such but a metabolic derangement. Elevated cholesterol in the blood is due to an increase in the amount of the so-called lipoproteins, particles that carry cholesterol in the bloodstream. There are two major types of cholesterol: HDL (high-density lipoprotein) ...
  9. 15 Aug 2012
    Chinese herbs for endometriosis
    Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition causing menstrual and pelvic pain. Treatment involves surgery and hormonal drugs, with potentially unpleasant side effects and high rates of reoccurrence of endometriosis. The two small studies in this review suggest that Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) may be as effective as gestrinone and may be more ...
  10. 8 Jul 2009
    Chinese medicinal herbs for treating acute inflammation of the pancreas
    The pancreas is a gland near the stomach that helps digestion by secreting insulin into the blood and digestive enzymes into the small intestine. Acute pancreatitis is a relatively common acute abdominal emergency with no specific therapy. It is potentially fatal. In China, traditional Chinese medicinal herbs have been used for many years to treat acute ...

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