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Yi zhu

Generic Name: Yi zhu

Category

Herbs & Supplements

SYNONYMS

Artemisia capillaris, black ants, Bupleuri chinensis, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, decoction, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, herbal medicine, Ligustrum lucidum, Paeonia lactiflora, Phyllanthus species, Polygonum cuspidatum, Salviae miltiorrhizae, Scutellariae baicalensis, TCM, traditional Chinese medicine, yi-zhu.

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BACKGROUND

The decoction, yi zhu, is a compound of ten substances: Artemisia capillaris, black ants, Bupleuri chinensis, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Ligustrum lucidum, Paeonia lactiflora, Phyllanthus species, Polygonum cuspidatum, Salviae miltiorrhizae, Scutellariae baicalensis.

THEORY/EVIDENCE

Several available studies have tested whether yi zhu decoction can effectively treat hepatitis. However, the study results are mixed, and the quality of many of the trials is poor. More well-designed human trials are needed before a firm conclusion can be drawn.

AUTHOR INFORMATION

This information has been edited and peer-reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Liu JP, Manheimer E, Tsutani K, Gluud C. Medicinal herbs for hepatitis C virus infection. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2001, Issue 4. Art. View Abstract

Liu J, Manheimer E, Tsutani K, Gluud C. Medicinal herbs for hepatitis C virus infection: a Cochrane hepatobiliary systematic review of randomized trials. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2001;(4):CD003183. View Abstract

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