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TCM Qingjie Fuzheng observed to demonstrate anti-cancer effects


Many people are now turning to traditional medicine for the treatment of diseases such as cancer since conventional methods have low specificity and exhibit adverse side effects. One traditional Chinese medicinal formula that has shown great potential in cancer treatment is Qingjie Fuzheng. A study conducted on Qingjie Fuzheng, which was published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine, evaluated its anticancer effects on liver cancer cells.

  • Liver cancer, which is one of the most common types of cancer worldwide, is known for having high mortality rates and poor prognosis.
  • Cancer treatments often target the apoptotic pathways, which can be mediated either by death receptors or the mitochondria.
  • Qingjie Fuzheng is a mixture of four herbs, namely Hedyotis diffusa Willd, malt, Astragalus, and Scutellaria barbata D. Don. It has been shown to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, eliminate bacteria, improve immunity, and promote digestion.
  • Although Qingjie Fuzheng is commonly used for treating cancer, the mechanism behind its anticancer activity has not been determined prior to this study.
  • Anticancer activity of Qingjie Fuzheng was evaluated in cell cultures of human and mouse hepatocellular carcinoma cells.
  • In vivo studies of the anticancer effects of Qingjie Fuzheng were conducted on BALB/c mice transplanted with mouse hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Resulting tumors after a treatment period of seven days were examined for cell density, colony formation, apoptosis, and protein expression.

From the results of the study, it can be determined that Qingjie Fuzheng has anti-cancer effects, which can be attributed to the death receptor and mitochondria-dependent apoptotic pathways.

Read the full text of the study at this link.

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Journal Reference:

Zhong P, Yang H, Lin S, Peng J, Lin J. A TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE HERB MIXTURE QINGJIE FUZHENG GRANULES INHIBITS HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA CELLS GROWTH BY INDUCING APOPTOSIS. Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine. 26 June 2018;23. DOI: 10.1177/2515690X18789632



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