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Green Tea Polyphenol Administration Partly Ameliorates Chemotherapy-Induced Side Effects in the Small Intestine of Mice

The chemotherapy agent irinotecan is highly effective against several types of cancer, but its use is limited due to severe intestinal toxicity. Green tea polyphenols (1 g per liter) used for seven days before and three days after treatment reduced the toxicity. “Green tea polyphenols supplied orally protected against oxidation in our experimental model and […]

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Green Tea Polyphenol Administration Partly Ameliorates Chemotherapy-Induced Side Effects in the Small Intestine of Mice

From: The Journal of Nutrition Date: March 1, 2007 Author: Et al; Koitz, Nina; Schmuckenschlager, Claudia; Strasser, Eva-Maria; Wessner, Barbara Abstract The chemotherapeutic agent irinotecan (IT) is highly effective against several types of cancer, although its use is limited due to severe intestinal toxicity. The aim of this study was to evaluate inflammatory and oxidative […]

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Nigerian government trains herbal medicine practitioners

The Chinese news agency Xinhua notes this interesting development in Nigeria: ABUJA, Aug 30, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — Nigeria’s Ministry of Health has started training herbal medicine practitioners on drug preparation and management, said a representative of the practitioners here on Thursday. “We are grateful to the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and […]

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The Economist plugs herbal medicine

August 18, 2007 The Economist highlights the efforts of the Golden Triangle Partnership and their work in India to conduct clinical trials on herbal treatments in India: Most Indian herbal remedies are based on the Ayurvedic system of medicine, although Tamil-based Siddha and Unani, which has Persian roots, are also used extensively. Proving their worth […]

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Grapefruit Seed Extract

Grapefruit Seed Extract is promoted as a safe, effective antimicrobial for internal use and natural preservative for body care products. One problem. It doesn’t work. Oh, two problems. If it does work, it’s because it’s spiked with synthetic preservatives. Several studies have now found one or more of several synthetics, none of which is approved […]

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