Corpus ID: 55725405

Improving lymphatic drainage with herbal preparations : a potentially novel approach to management of lymphedema

  title={Improving lymphatic drainage with herbal preparations : a potentially novel approach to management of lymphedema},
  author={J. Wheat and G. M. Currie and H. Kiat and K. Bone},
  journal={Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism},
  • J. Wheat, G. M. Currie, +1 author K. Bone
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism
  • Lymphedema is a potentially debilitating condition with particularly high incidence among breast cancer patients following surgery. Horsechestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) and butcher's broom (Ruscus aculeatus) have been shown by herbalists to improve peripheral vascular circulation and lymphatic drainage. Nuclear medicine lymphoscintigraphy offers a tool to quantitate the effects of their combination in Horsechestnut Complex on lymphatic drainage rates. Methods: A prospective clinical trial in… CONTINUE READING
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