Inhibitory effects of inhaled complex traditional Chinese medicine on early and late asthmatic responses induced by ovalbumin in sensitized guinea pigs

@inproceedings{Chang2011InhibitoryEO,
  title={Inhibitory effects of inhaled complex traditional Chinese medicine on early and late asthmatic responses induced by ovalbumin in sensitized guinea pigs},
  author={Hung-Chou Chang and Cheng-Chung Gong and Ji-liang Chen and O T Mak},
  booktitle={BMC complementary and alternative medicine},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Many formulae of traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) have been used for antiasthma treatment dating back many centuries. There is evidence to suggest that TCMs are effective as a cure for this allergenic disease administered via gastric tubes in animal studies; however, their efficacy, safety and side effects as an asthmatic therapy are still unclear. METHODS In this study, guinea pigs sensitized with ovalbumin (OVA) were used as an animal model for asthma challenge, and the… CONTINUE READING
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