A Chinese Medicinal Formulation for Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Overview

This invention is an herbal composition, which consists of 6 specific herbs in certain ratios, for treating inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

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Problem addressed

Conventional medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs, immune system suppressors and antibiotics fail to provide satisfactory therapeutic solutions to IBD sufferers. Also, currently, there is no cure for IBD. This Chinese herbal formulation can be used for the treatment of IBD.

Innovation
  • The herbal components of invention have been widely used in Chinese medicine. With a series of modifications and optimization, the present invention provides a formulation with strong protective effects against symptoms or medical conditions of IBD including diarrhea, bloody stool, colon shortening, secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and colonic architectural distortion.
  • The animal studies showed that this invention has significant therapeutic effects on IBD in particular ulcerative colitis. No special or toxic event is reported during the animal study.
Key impact
  • Since there is currently no cure for IBD, nor highly effective treatment, the present invention may bring new hope to IBD sufferers.
  • This Chinese medicinal formulation can be easily prepared in the form of decoction or granule. Patients could easily take this formula orally.
Application
  • Chinese herbal formulation for treating inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

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