TCM effective in treatment for people suffer mild H1N1 influenza
Chinese herbal medicine effective in treatment of H1N1 Influenza
A controlled trial has found that Chinese herbal
medicine decoction maxingshigan-yinqiaosan has a similar efficacy to
oseltamivir in reducing time to fever resolution in people suffering
mild H1N1 influenza virus infections.
Carried out by a group of Chinese
researchers, headed by Prof. Wang Chen with Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital
under the Capital Medical University, the study was published by the
famous internal medicine journal Ann Intern Med on Tuesday.
Participants of the trial were 410 young adults aged 15 to 59 years with laboratory-confirmed H1N1 influenza.
The researchers concluded that both
active intervention, alone and in combination, were effective in
reducing time to fever resolution in young adults with H1N1 flu, and
therefore suggest that maxingshigan-yinqiaosan may be an alternative to