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Broad-spectrum antiviral activity of chebulagic acid and punicalagin against viruses that use glycosaminoglycans for entry
BackgroundWe previously identified two hydrolyzable tannins, chebulagic acid (CHLA) and punicalagin (PUG) that blocked herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) entry and spread. These compounds inhibitedExpand
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A novel role of sesamol in inhibiting NF-κB-mediated signaling in platelet activation
BackgroundPlatelet activation is relevant to a variety of coronary heart diseases. Our previous studies revealed that sesamol possesses potent antiplatelet activity through increasing cyclic AMPExpand
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Cytoprotection by propolis ethanol extract of acute absolute ethanol-induced gastric mucosal lesions.
Acute p.o. administration of absolute ethanol (1.0 ml/kg) to fasted rats produced extensive necrosis of gastric mucosa. Pretreatment with p.o. administration of propolis ethanol extract (PEE) couldExpand
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Effect of auricular pellet acupressure on antioxidative systems in high-risk diabetes mellitus.
OBJECTIVES Free radicals and lipid peroxides, both of which are easily formed in the diabetic state, play an important role in the development of diabetic complications. Antioxidative therapy mayExpand
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Protective Effect of Tetramethylpyrazine on Absolute Ethanol-Induced Renal Toxicity in Mice
Acute administration of absolute ethanol (10 ml/kg) per os to fasted mice produced extensive renal failure as measured by a rise in blood urea nitrogen and creatinine. Pretreatment with oralExpand
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Hepatoprotective Effects of Arctium lappa Linne on Liver Injuries Induced by Chronic Ethanol Consumption and Potentiated by Carbon Tetrachloride
Arctium lappa Linne (burdock) is a perennial herb which is popularly cultivated as a vegetable. In order to evaluate its hepatoprotective effects, a group of rats (n = 10) was fed a liquid ethanolExpand
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Hepatoprotective effects of Taiwan folk medicine: Alternanthera sessilis on liver damage induced by various hepatotoxins
The hepatoprotective effects of the Taiwanese herb ‘Horngtyan‐wu’ (Alternanthera sessilis (L.) DC.) were investigated in three kinds of experimental animal model. Acute hepatitis was induced byExpand
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Potential advantages of Chinese medicine Taohong Siwu Decoction (桃红四物汤) combined with tissue-plasminogen activator for alleviating middle cerebral artery occlusion-induced embolic stroke in rats
  • T. Yen, E. Ong, +5 authors J. Sheu
  • Medicine
  • Chinese journal of integrative medicine
  • 24 September 2014
ObjectiveTo investigate whether combination treatment with Taohong Siwu Decoction (桃红四物汤, TSD) and recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) potentiate in reducing infarct volume andExpand
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Hepatoprotective effects of Arctium lappa Linne on liver injuries induced by chronic ethanol consumption and potentiated by carbon tetrachloride.
Arctium lappa Linne (burdock) is a perennial herb which is popularly cultivated as a vegetable. In order to evaluate its hepatoprotective effects, a group of rats (n = 10) was fed a liquid ethanolExpand
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Ganoderma tsugae extract inhibits expression of epidermal growth factor receptor and angiogenesis in human epidermoid carcinoma cells: In vitro and in vivo.
We examined the anti-angiogenic effects of Ganoderma tsugae methanol extract (GTME) on human epidermoid carcinoma A-431 cells. Our data indicate that GTME inhibits the expression of epidermal growthExpand
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