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Artemisia capillaris, black ants, Bupleuri chinensis, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, decoction, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, herbal medicine, Ligustrum lucidum, Paeonia lactiflora, Phyllanthus species, Polygonum cuspidatum, Salviae miltiorrhizae, Scutellariae baicalensis, TCM, traditional Chinese medicine, yi-zhu.
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The herbal decoction, yi zhu, is a compound of ten herbs: Artemisia capillaris, black ants, Bupleuri chinensis, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Ligustrum lucidum, Paeonia lactiflora, Phyllanthus species, Polygonum cuspidatum, Salviae miltiorrhizae, Scutellariae baicalensis.
Several available studies have tested whether yi zhu decoction can effectively treat hepatitis. However, the study results are mixed, and the quality of many of the trials is poor. More well-designed human trials are needed before a firm conclusion can be drawn.
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Natural Standard developed the above evidence-based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to www.naturalstandard.com. Selected references are listed below.
Liu JP, Manheimer E, Tsutani K, Gluud C. Medicinal herbs for hepatitis C virus infection. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2001, Issue 4. Art. View Abstract
Liu J, Manheimer E, Tsutani K, Gluud C. Medicinal herbs for hepatitis C virus infection: a Cochrane hepatobiliary systematic review of randomized trials. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2001;(4):CD003183. View Abstract
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