TV News LIES

Friday, May 29th

Last update06:00:11 AM GMT

You are here News Health Traditional Chinese Medicine Plant Found to Relieve Chronic Pain

Traditional Chinese Medicine Plant Found to Relieve Chronic Pain

E-mail Print PDF
new pain compound

A plant used in traditional Chinese medicine has been found to have potent pain-reliving properties, researchers have found.

The flowering plant Corydalis, a member of the poppy family, has been used for centuries for pain relief in Chinese medicine.

However, researchers have now found it contains a compound called dehydrocorybulbine (DHCB), which has the potential to lead to new drug therapies for people experiencing chronic pain.

DHCB was found in the roots of the plant, the authors from the University of California report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology.

The discovery was made by researchers working on the 'herbalome' project, which looks to catalogue all the chemical components used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Olivier Civelli, one of the authors, said: "Our study reports the discovery of a new natural product that can relieve pain. This analgesic acts in animal assays against the three types of pain that afflict humans, including acute, inflammatory, and neuropathic or chronic pain."

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Feds subpoena records from maker of medical scopes

Feds subpeons records from scope makerThe U.S. Justice Department has issued a subpoena seeking information from Olympus on the manufacturing and...

Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects

Tobacco adAmerica's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not...

British tobacco companies file objections against packaging restrictions

British tobacco ginats oppose package warningsTwo of the world's biggest tobacco companies are suing the British government for plain packaging regulations...

Brain-reading implant controls arm

brain implant controls armA man has been able to control a robotic limb with a mind-reading chip implanted in...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!