(Changsha, China) from TWHF
. Glycyrrhizic acid, liquiritin, liquiritigenin, and isoliquiritigenin were obtained from Chengdu Preferred Biological Technology Co.
Extracts of the Chinese herb Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (TwHF
), also known as "Lei Gong Teng," are used as one of the most common systemic treatments for inflammatory and immune disorders including psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Crohn's disease, nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.
is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat joint pain, swelling and inflammation, and is already approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in China.
In this trial, patients at nine general hospitals in China were randomly assigned in a nonblinded fashion to 6 months of oral TwHF
pills three times per day (69 patients), oral methotrexate once per week (69 patients), or TwHF
plus methotrexate (69 patients), in addition to their stable doses of NSAIDs and oral corticosteroids, said Qian-wen Lv of Peking Union Medical College and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, and associates.
citations in the text refer to Till We Have Faces as TWHF
A study in America compared the efficacy of 60 mg three times daily of TwHF
extract with sulfasalazine 1 g twice daily over 24 weeks.
They discuss Lewis's relationship with Joy Gresham and her involvement in his writing of TWHF
to explain the palatable differences in style of that book.
The verified clinical efficacy of TWHF
strongly stimulated the research of its bioactive ingredients .
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extract affected radiological progression of RA but not symptoms of the disease.
has been historically used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthritis, and Behcet's disease (Lipsky and Tao 1997).
Mechanism of immunosuppression of the antirheumatic herb TWHf
in human T cells.