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Title: Effects of traditional Chinese medicines on intestinal bacteria: A review
Authors: Chen, Tingtao
Xiong, Shunqiang
jiang, Shuying
Wang, Mengjuan
Wu, Qinlong
Wei, Hua
Keywords: Traditional Chinese medicines
Intestinal microflora
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Series/Report no.: Int. Cl.8:A61K 36/00, A01D 7/00, C12N, C12M, C12J, A21, A23
Abstract: Traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) are increasingly used throughout the world for their effective and few side-effects. Though many studies have successfully proved their therapeutic effects both in vivo and in vitro, little researches were carried out to evaluate the interactions between TCM and intestinal microflora, which maybe the key point to reveal the beneficial efficacies of TCM. In this review, the adjustment effects of TCM on intestinal microflora published in recent decades were summarized and the mechanism between TCM and intestinal bacteria, as well as the development trend were proposed, too.
Description: 401-407
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.11(3) [July 2012]

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