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Herbal medicine and hepatocellular carcinoma: applications and challenges.

Li Y, Martin RC - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2011)

Bottom Line: In the past, certain herbal compounds and herbal composite formulas have been studied through in vitro and in vivo as an anti-hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) agent, enhancing our knowledge about their biologic functions and targets.However there is a significant distinction between the herbal medicine and the herbal production even though both are the plant-based remedies used in the practice.In this article, for the sake of clarity, the effective herbal compounds and herbal composite formulas against HCC are discussed, with emphasizing the basic conceptions of herbal medicine in order to have a better understanding of the prevention and treatment of HCC by herbal active compounds and herbal composite formulas.

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Affiliation: Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.

ABSTRACT
Use of herbal medicine in the treatment of liver cancer has a long tradition. The compounds derived from the herb and herbal composites are of considerable interest among oncologists. In the past, certain herbal compounds and herbal composite formulas have been studied through in vitro and in vivo as an anti-hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) agent, enhancing our knowledge about their biologic functions and targets. However there is a significant distinction between the herbal medicine and the herbal production even though both are the plant-based remedies used in the practice. In this article, for the sake of clarity, the effective herbal compounds and herbal composite formulas against HCC are discussed, with emphasizing the basic conceptions of herbal medicine in order to have a better understanding of the prevention and treatment of HCC by herbal active compounds and herbal composite formulas.

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Summary results of the reported chemopreventitive effects of herbal compounds and herbal composite formulas.
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fig2: Summary results of the reported chemopreventitive effects of herbal compounds and herbal composite formulas.

Mentions: There are a number of molecular compounds derived from the herbs that have been proven to be effective against HCC. Modern research is confirming that many compounds are active at some molecular targets which are being sought to find out potential newer generation “targeted" biological response modifier drugs [25, 26]. These herbal compounds have been shown to engage various molecular targets related HCC carcinogenesis and chemoprevention, which have been identified by laboratory research findings and clinical observations. These molecular compounds represent an enormous and almost untapped resource for HCC treatment (Figure 2). Some of the herbal compounds are discussed and summarized in Table 1.


Herbal medicine and hepatocellular carcinoma: applications and challenges.

Li Y, Martin RC - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2011)

Summary results of the reported chemopreventitive effects of herbal compounds and herbal composite formulas.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig2: Summary results of the reported chemopreventitive effects of herbal compounds and herbal composite formulas.
Mentions: There are a number of molecular compounds derived from the herbs that have been proven to be effective against HCC. Modern research is confirming that many compounds are active at some molecular targets which are being sought to find out potential newer generation “targeted" biological response modifier drugs [25, 26]. These herbal compounds have been shown to engage various molecular targets related HCC carcinogenesis and chemoprevention, which have been identified by laboratory research findings and clinical observations. These molecular compounds represent an enormous and almost untapped resource for HCC treatment (Figure 2). Some of the herbal compounds are discussed and summarized in Table 1.

Bottom Line: In the past, certain herbal compounds and herbal composite formulas have been studied through in vitro and in vivo as an anti-hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) agent, enhancing our knowledge about their biologic functions and targets.However there is a significant distinction between the herbal medicine and the herbal production even though both are the plant-based remedies used in the practice.In this article, for the sake of clarity, the effective herbal compounds and herbal composite formulas against HCC are discussed, with emphasizing the basic conceptions of herbal medicine in order to have a better understanding of the prevention and treatment of HCC by herbal active compounds and herbal composite formulas.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.

ABSTRACT
Use of herbal medicine in the treatment of liver cancer has a long tradition. The compounds derived from the herb and herbal composites are of considerable interest among oncologists. In the past, certain herbal compounds and herbal composite formulas have been studied through in vitro and in vivo as an anti-hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) agent, enhancing our knowledge about their biologic functions and targets. However there is a significant distinction between the herbal medicine and the herbal production even though both are the plant-based remedies used in the practice. In this article, for the sake of clarity, the effective herbal compounds and herbal composite formulas against HCC are discussed, with emphasizing the basic conceptions of herbal medicine in order to have a better understanding of the prevention and treatment of HCC by herbal active compounds and herbal composite formulas.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus