Effect of extracts from indigowood root (Isatis indigotica Fort.) on immune responses in radiation-induced mucositis.

@article{You2009EffectOE,
  title={Effect of extracts from indigowood root (Isatis indigotica Fort.) on immune responses in radiation-induced mucositis.},
  author={Weir Chiang You and Chang Chi Hsieh and Jia Tsz Huang},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={
          771-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of indigowood root (Isatis indigotica Fort.) on acute mucositis induced by radiation. DESIGN The objective severity of mucositis, anorexia, and swallowing difficulty were measured before and after the treatment. SETTINGS Patients with head and neck cancer receiving radiotherapy at Tian Sheng Memorial Hospital, Taiwan were recruited for this trial. SUBJECTS Twenty (20) patients were randomized into two groups. Group 1 served as controls with only normal… CONTINUE READING

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