THE SECRETS OF CHINESE HERBAL REMEDY CHANG SHAN DISCLOSED
There in the mountains, in the north-east of the Himalayas, grows a plant, Hydrangea, commonly known as Hortensia, that may have helped scientists and researchers from Harvard School of Dental Medicine to find the answer on how to treat autoimmune disorder, an inappropriate immune response of the body against substances and molecules naturally present in our bodies , but mistakenly confused by our natural defenses with external pathogens, as in Lupus or psoriasis.
The researchers, lead by Malcolm Whitman, professor of developmental biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine discovered that one of the active constituents found in the roots of Hydrangea, the halofuginone, blocked the development of Th17 cells, a type of cells present in many autoimmune disorder cases . But why did their research focused on Hydrangea?
DICHROA FEBRIFUGA (HYDRANGEA)
Common name: Hortensia, Chinese: 常山, Pinyin: chángshān, Ji Gu