Huang Qin: Medicinal Chinese Herb
Huang Qin is a useful Chinese herb that is used in the treatment of lung cancer. The botanical name of this herb is Scutellaria Baicalensis. This herb thrives on sunny and grassy slopes in high elevations. Huang Qin mainly refers to the root of Scutellaria Baicalensis Georgi and this root is used for medicinal purposes. The plant grows to a height of about 0.3 meters and has a yellow root. This Chinese medicinal herb has been in use for over 2000 years.
Huang Qin and Lung Cancer
Huang Qui herb helps cancer patients by improving immunoglobulins. It is also said to improve the anticancer parameters. Various studies have been conducted to find the effectiveness of this herb in the treatment of lung cancer. It resulted in improvement of cancer symptoms with many reporting reduced pain. It works to help in increasing the survival rates, reducing the complications and lowering relapse rates of the lung cancer patients. The practitioner decides upon the dosage of the herb and formulates a plan to restore balance. The medicinal root is generally available in bulk powder form or as capsules.
In addition to helping in lung cancer treatment, this antioxidant also helps in preventing heart disease and reduces the damage to the heart. The Chinese herb has shown anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps in treating asthma and allergies. Traditionally, this Chinese herb is used to treat common cold, diarrhea, infections, abdominal pain and more.
It is considered safe but you should always consult your health practitioner before starting intake of any herb or medicine. Pregnant women should not take this Chinese herb. Also, those with severe liver or kidney disorders should not use it.
What do you think about the increasing role of Chinese herbs in lung cancer treatment? Do you find such medicinal herbs effective? Share your views with us in the comments.
All information provided in this blog is for educational purposes only. Always consult your physician before intake of any herb or drug.
|Image courtesy TCM Wiki|