Medicinal mushroom used in traditional Taiwanese medicine protects the liver from inflammation, fibrosis, and cancer

  Antrodia cinnamomea, also known as camphor fungus, is a parasitic fungus that thrives in the inner cavity of Cinnamomum kanehirae, a tree endemic to Taiwan. It is considered a medicinal mushroom and is used by Taiwanese people to treat liver disease, in particular, liver injury caused by excessive alcohol drinking. In a recent study, researchers from National Taiwan … Continue reading Medicinal mushroom used in traditional Taiwanese medicine protects the liver from inflammation, fibrosis, and cancer

A component of ginseng found to have anti-tumor effects against liver cancer

Ginseng, referred to by some as the “king of all herbs,” is a widely used herbal medicine and health supplement. Numerous benefits are associated with the use of ginseng, most notably the enhancement of male reproductive function, the improvement of general well-being, and the prevention of cancer. While different varieties of ginseng exist, each variety contains … Continue reading A component of ginseng found to have anti-tumor effects against liver cancer

Ginseng phytonutrient Ginsenoside Rg3 effective against hepatocellular carcinoma

Researchers from Sichuan University and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College evaluated the bioactive compound ginsenoside Rg3, a component of ginseng, and its potential against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Their study was published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. The sodium-hydrogen exchanger 1 (NHE1) plays a key role in the growth and development of HCC. It … Continue reading Ginseng phytonutrient Ginsenoside Rg3 effective against hepatocellular carcinoma