Chinese Herbs Examined

FDA's new approach to botanicals spurs research programs

March 8, 2007 In: Cell Biology

The FDA's new approach to Chinese botanical therapies produced its first approval late last year. The agency OK'd Veregen from Germany's Medigene, an ointment for genital warts that is derived from green tea leaves.

The FDA's new approach--which required the agency to hire herbal experts to provide expert guidance--is a sharp departure from its standard approval process, which requires researchers to identify the exact active ingredient that is responsible for a therapeutic response. And companies have responded by putting some 250 botanical therapies in the pipeline, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The UK's Phynova, for example, has received approval to begin testing on a botanical drug for hepatitis.

p-Tyrosol: Element of a Chinese Herb

Abstract #179 Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Res, 2003

Gold Banded Lily

Anti cancer Res,7/8/01

Chinese Herb Fights Cancer (in Mice)

Reuters Health, U of Illinois, Chicago AND other studies

Toxic Heavy Metals & Undeclared Drugs in Asian Herbals
Licorice Root Molecule Explored Against Cancers

Information from and

Traditional Chinese Medicine-Kanglaite
Kanlaite information
Licorice and Cancer

Nutrition and Cancer, January 2001

Licorice Root Molecule Explored Against Cancers
Licorice Compounds Potent Modulators Bile Acid Cytox (Rats)

J Life Sciences, 2001

Source for Artemesin
Patient Perspective on Artemisin
Artemisinin and Bca Cells
Too Much Iron Can Increase Cancer Risk
Artemisinin and Tagged Iron-Carrying Compounds
PG490-88Na: Patented Drvtve:Chinese Herb

Pharmagenesis, Inc., 3/03

Huanglian, Chinese Medicinal Herb & Human BCa Cells

Carcinogenesis, 12/05

Lederbouriella(Shan Fang Feng)

Looking at 'active' ingredient-NEVER take this alone, Taiwan, 7/02

Element of Tripterygium wilfordii Sensitized Lung Ca Cells

Oncogene, 8/03

Chinese Herbs/Chemotherapy

Euro Soc Med Oncol, 10/02

Immuno-enhancement effects of Huang Qi Liu Yi Tang (MICE)

J Ethnopharmacology, 1/07

Chinese Herbs Grown in the U.S.

Medicinal Herb Consortium, 10/04

Antrodia camphorata extract inhibits absolute migration capability invasive bladder ca cells

J Ethnopharmacology, 1/07

Ka-mi-kae-kyuk-tang - Chinese cocktail

Carcinogenesis, published online June 2006

Dang Gui

Info from various sources, posted 3/07

Database of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Br J Pharmacol, 12/06

Chinese Herbs of Shenghe Powder Reverse Multidrug Resistance of Gastric Carcinoma

Integrative Cancer Therapies, Decmber 2007

Mushrooms/Vit C Bladder Cancer

Chinese Herbal Ingredients w/Liver Protection Activities

Chin Med, May, 2007

Adriamycin & Multiple Antioxidants Chinese Herbal Formula

J Appl Toxicol, April 2008

Systematic Review: Chinese Herbs & Cancer

J Complementary Therapies in Med, Jan 2008

Haishengsu and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Complementary Therapies in Medicine, January 2009

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