Clinical Efficacy of Snow Fungus for Improving Cognitive Function

Snow fungus (TF; Tremella fuciformis, Tremellaceae) is a mushroom with a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine. It is used for enhancing cognition, promoting healthy brain aging, and preventing neurodegenerative disorders. The bioactive polysaccharides in TF have demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating, lipid-lowering, and hypoglycemic effects. According to the authors, TF has not been studied clinically for improving … Continue reading Clinical Efficacy of Snow Fungus for Improving Cognitive Function

Scientists Discover How Chinese Medicinal Plant Makes Anti-Cancer Compound

New research led by Professor Cathie Martin of the John Innes Centre has revealed how a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine produces compounds which may help to treat cancer and liver diseases. The Chinese skullcap, Scutellaria baicalensis – otherwise known in Chinese medicine as Huang-Qin – is traditionally used as a treatment for fever, … Continue reading Scientists Discover How Chinese Medicinal Plant Makes Anti-Cancer Compound

Can Traditional Chinese Medicine Offer Treatments for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

A new study of classical Chinese medical texts identifies references to age-related memory impairment similar to modern-day Alzheimer's disease, and to several plant-based ingredients used centuries ago - and still in use today - to treat memory impairment. Experimental studies of five of these traditional Chinese medicines suggest that they have biological activity relevant to … Continue reading Can Traditional Chinese Medicine Offer Treatments for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?